The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - Tour Diary of Keith Cantlie, 1919-1920

caption: tribute payment
medium: tours
person: Webster/ Mr.GeppoAnongbo
location: Injoumai (Injuma) Henima Kikajan Hill Khonoma Songjong
date: 31.3.1920
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
refnum: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 31st.
text: To Injuma. Henima and Injuma are disputing over an order passed by Mr. Webster. They differ over the boundary of the Kikajan hill. Took a sketch of the place but the papers and Geppo will have to be seen.
text: Counted Injuma. Like all the villages about it has been strongly fortified against Khonoma raids. Tribute in the old days to Khonoma still survives in the form of presents. The village has 12 revenue pay houses the same as last year. It had 37 in 1905. No old widows. Anongbo has apparently got leprosy in his hands. Ordered to be at Henima in four days to accompany me to Kohima.
text: To Songjong where there are 10 Kuki houses. I spent a long time looking at curious and playing the chestnut game at which the girls were very expert. They are quite well off. Returned Henima.