The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Description of the inhabitants of Phesinyu
medium: tours
location: Tseminyu Silizuma (Phesinyu)
date: 6.7.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 5.7.1928-30.7.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 6 July
text: To Tseminyu. Phesinyu, alias Sillyzuma, asked for a school on the ground of the congenital idiocy of their village. It is true they are fools but rather pleasant fools and very stout fools. On two occasions, to my knowledge, an elephant has been slain there with a single spear thrust. The one so killed, by the Gaonbura in self defence, this year went for about a quarter of a mile after being speared and dropped dead.