The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Enquiries after a missing person of Jolpi; buffalo damage to path at Mechangbung
medium: tours
person: Sheivum/ of JolpiSheicha/ of Jolpi
location: Mechangbung
date: 15.9.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.9.1928-24.9.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 15 September
text: Halted Mechangbung. Sheivum of Jolpi asked me to get news of his brother Sheicha in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills police. He says he has written repeatedly and can get no answer.
text: I went and selected a site for the proposed new Inspection Bungalow. The bridle path is destroyed with buffaloes. I ordered Mechangbung to arrange for a cow-herd. Buffaloes are not like mithan and can easily be herded and kept off the path. Failing success the village will have to pave a long stretch of path, the bad condition of which is quite un-necessary and avoidable.