The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Nepalis' grazing reserve; artefacts from the haunted bog
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Cheswema Kohima Mao
date: 6.4.1928-7.4.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 29.3.1928-7.4.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 6 April
text: To Cheswema, where I camped in the panikhets at the 8th mile. Water very scarce. Cheswema complained bitterly about the land taken up in 1916 to form a grazing reserve for Nepalies. They say they are short of land, which is probably true. Certainly they are poor - very poor for Angamis.
text: 7 April
text: To Kohima. At the 2nd mile there is a haunted bog now dug up for rice by which there used to be a stone mortar (broken up for bridges on the bridle path) and two stone pestles - taken away by men of Mao.