The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - Tour Diary of Keith Cantlie, 1919-1920

caption: elephant herds
medium: tours
location: Kherima
date: 26.2.1920
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
refnum: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 26th.
text: I went down to the river valley and found many elephant tracks. The herd has come up and stayed a long time this year. A month ago I refused to shoot a tusker who had stayed behind and these are doing no harm at present. They refuse to be frightened by men. A long march brought me to Khevima which I counted. Their physique is in great contrast to Vipoma and the village show no decrease. (38b) There is one Nepali grazier on their land. In the evening I went on to Zubra.
text: 27th.
text: Returned to Kohima. I had meant to get to Phekrima beyond Vipoma but had to get back to meet the Commissioner.
text: Sd. K. Cantlie,
text: Deputy Commisr. Naga Hills.
text: Memo No. 3833 G.
text: Kohima, 24th March, 1920.