The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - Tour Diary of Keith Cantlie, 1919-1920

caption: village genna; Purebama land slip
medium: tours
location: Pfutsero (Tokhubama) Purabami (Purebama)
date: 6.12.1919-7.12.1919
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
refnum: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 6th December.
text: Tokhubama visiting Yasabama on the way just after the genna bura had called out "Let no one leave the village. Let no one take anything out of the village" and so commencing the genna. Every one was feasting on meat and modhu - the Gaonbura embarassingly friendly but embarassingly tight. Saw the Purebama land slip which took away half the village two years ago at midnight no one hurt but every one had a terrible fright. Another years remission wanted by those lazy men who have not re-built.
text: Perishingly cold and a thatched bungalow and so no fires.
text: 7th December.
text: Counted two khels and went to Kekrima.