The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

letter from C.R. Pawsey to J.H. Hutton

caption: Semas in Aosagalimi area preparing for the end of the world
medium: letters
person: Hutton/ J.H.Giyakhu/ of SeromiIkishe/ of Seromi
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Aosagalimi Phuyethomi Seromi
person: Pawsey/ C.R.
date: 17.5.1929
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 3
text: Aosagalimi
text: 17/5/1929
text: Dear Hutton,
text: All the Semas round here seem firmly convinced that they're all going to die - a kind of end of the world - called Mulhoiza = ? Death cry of the creator of men. An enormous number of pigs and fowls have been slaughtered and Phuyethomi have already kept three days complete genna. Everyone is trying to find out who started the idea - to run cases against them. Giyakhu and Ikishe of Seromi certainly killed pigs and one case against them is being run. Let me know if the idea is prevalent amongst your Semas and Angamis.
text: C.R. Pawsey