The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - Tour Diary of Keith Cantlie, 1919-1920

caption: Khonoma murder
medium: tours
person: Merhema Khel/ Khonoma
location: Khonoma
date: 19.3.1920-20.3.1920
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
refnum: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 19th.
text: To Khonoma. The inside road drains have been filled in but in many places not sufficient to give sufficient slope for rain water. The road will not be in proper condition till next season.
text: 20th.
text: There is trouble about the Khonoma murderers relatives who all fled from Khonoma on the finding of the body. They will take oath that they had no guilty knowledge and return to Khonoma. Merhema khel would like to impose impossible conditions for the oath as the murdered man was of that khel. To Kherbari. Roadside drains have been filled but require more earth. Dzula want a gun but it is only a cattle grazing extension of Khonoma and Khonoma has plenty of guns to shoot tiger. I suppose this is tried on every Dy. Commissioner in succession.