The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - Tour Diary of Keith Cantlie, 1919-1920

caption: Sakhai-Lhoshepu land dispute
medium: tours
location: Sakhai Lhoshyepu (Lhoshepu) Zhekiya (Zaikia) Nantaleik R. (Tizu R.)
date: 25.11.1919-30.11.1919
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
refnum: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 25th November.
text: To Sakhai - the road is to be realigned in places as it is the only cross road from new and old Sema roads and made safe for a pony. Counted Zaikia met the Commissioner at Sakhai.
text: 26th November With Commissioner. Hearing the Sakhai
text: 27th Do. Lhoshepu case and seeing trans-frontier
text: 28th Do. chiefs.
text: 29th November.
text: To the Tizu and found I could not see the other side of the disputed hill without crossing the frontier so returned, a marvellous cane suspension bridge across the Tizu - a number of fish traps but no fish caught at this season.
text: 30th November.
text: Down to the Tizu and across to Wokhovi side and saw the disputed land. Sakhai wins the case. Sakhai (25) followed me all armed with spears. Slept on the bank of the Tizu.