The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - H.H. Godwin-Austen, Journal of a Tour in Assam, 26th November 1872 to 15th April 1873

caption: memos
caption: Kookies
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Kuki
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: Kamhow or sukte seen in Munipur are very like the rest of the Kookie tribes in features. Those I saw were from Shutay. They however wear their hair in a different way, a very long lock of the hair is allowed to grow on the centre of the forehead & this is plaited into a three plait & taken back over the top of the head & fastened into the knot at back of head. Munipur has now concluded a treaty of peace with this tribe who are reckoned the most powerful south of the valley & to have many firearms.
text: Nampow is another tribe of Kookies to the South.
text: Khoongjai is the Munipuri name for the Thadoson.