The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Lakema and Berrima offer to fence the path instead of keeping a cattleherd; problems of shikar
medium: tours
location: Lakema Birema (Berrima)
date: 20.9.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.9.1928-24.9.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 20 September
text: To Lakema. Berrima have failed to find a cowherd. Instead they say that they will fence the cattle off the path. Lakema undertake to do the same, but I fined them Rs.25/- each to impress the matter on their memories.
text: The Gaonburas of Lakema complained of the firing of jungle for shikar purposes throughout the cold weather. I told them to warn the village against it and to eat fines from the offenders, and that I would back them. This firing of the jungle is the ruination of the land.