The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Theft cases mostly involving Bapugwema as culprits
medium: tours
location: Henima Bopungwemi (Bapugwema)
date: 15.5.1929
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 6.5.1929-27.5.1929
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 15 May.
text: Halted Henima. Spent the morning disposing of the dak that came in on the 14th evening and after lunch renewed gun licenses and heard cases solidly till 7 p.m. Bapugwema as usual figure in all the theft cases. They steal paddy and cattle without compunction and take oaths on the village lives knowing them to be false. Poverty, I take it, is at the root of this demoralization.