The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Careless firing of jhums by Melomi
medium: tours
location: Meluri (Melomi) Lapvomi
date: 26.4.1928-27.4.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 17.4.1928-9.5.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 26 April
text: Halted to answer a dak and to wait for litigants that were to meet me here, but one of three parties failed to turn up. Melomi fired their jhums and burnt a lot of Lapvomi land, as usual, through sheer indifference.
text: 27 April
text: To the panikhets at the bottom of the Melomi hill, about 7 miles, where I received a dak and a lot of complaints.