The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: to Tesangki; elephant and cattle damage; Chalkot School
medium: tours
location: Tasanki (Tesangki) Lakema Birema (Berrima) Saiyang Shinjol (Sinjol) Sugit
date: 9.9.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.9.1928-24.9.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 9 September
text: To Tesangki - the road disgusting on account of the cattle of Lakema and Berrima who keep no cowherds and were fined Rs.50/- each on that account.
text: Saiyang and Sinjol apply for guns. They live down in the valley and really need them. One at any rate can get a village gun next year.
text: Many complaints of elephants. They have even - the evidence is incontestible - looted and drunk the modhu prepared by Sugit village for its cultivators.
text: All sorts of people waiting for me on the path including Chalkot School turned out to show that it was still a living concern, as I had threatened it with closure for poor attendance. Delayed in this way - I did not get in till 4.0 p.m., though the march is only 16 miles. The rain held off till two miles from Tesangki and then came down in a heavy downpour which stopped when I reached the Inspection Bungalow. Leeches very bad.