The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - Tour Diary of Keith Cantlie, 1919-1920

caption: elephants; relatives of man who accidentally killed his brother desert village; value of dispensary
medium: tours
location: Zeppelhu Priphema (Piphima) Kevoma
date: 9.3.1920
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
refnum: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 9th.
text: To Piphima. Kevoma reports elephants on their land frightening men and damaging. I suspect exaggeration and send Zeppelhu. I counted Piphima. Three houses of relatives of the man who shot his brother by accident have had by custom to desert the village. There are several old accident cases from road work which shows the usefulness of the P.W.D. dispensary. Nothing will induce bad cases to come to Kohima. The S.A.S. needs a compounder as he has to go over such long distances.