The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - Tour Diary of Keith Cantlie, 1919-1920

caption: house counting; fever
medium: tours
person: Kohazu
location: Chesholimi (Cheswalimi)
date: 20.11.1919- 21.11.1919
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
refnum: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 20th.
text: Back to Cheswalimi. Kohazu and the Goanbura said I had made 40 revenue houses instead of 38. I have had such complaints before on counting and I had the opinion that the Goanburas deduct new remissions from the old total and miss out new houses and so say my counting too many. To test the truth back I went to Cheswalimi with a (24) precipitous climb and found they were right. I went triumphant privately thinking I had caught them out and came back humbled getting fever on the way.
text: 21st November.
text: Fever all day.