The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - J.H. Hutton, Diaries of Two Tours in the Unadministered Area East of the Naga Hills', 1926

caption: Second Tour
caption: trouble with coolies from Shotokurr; coolies try to bolt at Shipungrr; to Kitsu; rice growing
medium: articlestours
location: Kyutsu-Kilong (Kitsu) Shipungre (Shipungrr)
date: 20.11.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 10.1923-11.1923
text: 20th. - Shotokurr, of course failed to produce coolies, at least only 15 arrived, and as it was 8 miles in the wrong direction I did not go back to deal with it, leaving the Sub-Divisional Officer to do that from Mokokchung. The Yimtsung gaonburas seem to have very little control over their villages. However, we got enough coolies with the help of the villagers of Cheshorr and Yimtsung-Awenrr, and started for the village, known as Kitsu to the Semas and to itself as Kyutsukilong. It is a small Yimtsung village on the high point south of Shipungrr, and to go there necessitated a climb from the river below Yimtsung-Awenrr of 4,500 ft. On the way we passed Shipungrr which I entered to have a look at. [SKETCH
text: It was very cold indeed at night, and Pawsey was down with fever.
text: From Yimtsung-Awenrr to here, as also, I think, at Chingmirem and Shotokurr, I noticed small patches of rice grown here and there in low elevation jhums as a luxury. It is said not to be filling enough for a staple food, and probably does not grow well enough at high elevations. In any case it is said to be quite a new thing about here to grow rice at all. Yimtsung-Awenrr had some very nice looking bearded rice with a big blackish husk - the husk was yellow with black ribs and beard, which they said was a recent importation from Pansorr (Aoshed) to the east, and a very good variety.