The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: A visit to Mhaime; style of memorial circles
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: SemaKacha Naga
location: Zalukemi Lemhema (Mhaime) Lakema Paona
date: 23.5.1929
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 6.5.1929-27.5.1929
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 23 May.
text: I sent an interpreter to recount Zalukemi, 3 miles away, while I went myself to Mhaime - about four miles but including a very stiff climb down into and back out of a ravine. It took me two hours to get back from Mhaime to Lakema though I ran the last quarter mile to get in before the rain. The storm burst as I reached the Inspection Bungalow.
text: The memorial circles at Mhaime have the stones on edge in the Sema style instead of laid flat as they usually are by Kachha Nagas. A picturesque village on a spur of Paona overhanging the valley and the plains to the west.