Clarification on the founder of Kewhira (Kohima) village

This article is given to clarify who is the real founder of Kewhira Village. As per traditional history the founder of Kewhira Village was late Mr. Tsiera (Stone defender- as he was the youngest son who defended the famous magical stone at Mekhrora also called as Makhel). Before coming to the present Kewhira Village he had surveyed the Kohima Village hillock three times from Gavunyuo hill near the Kezhakenoma Vilage. First he came to the Kewhira hillock and trimmed a tall tree but when he went back he could not see the trimmed tree from Gavunyuo hill. In the second time he came to Kewhira hillock and made a fire so that the smoke could be visible when he goes back but again he could not see the desired location. In the third time he came and made a bamboo mat using a small variety of bamboo (Tekhrie) and hanged it on top of a tall tree. When he returned back he could see the bamboo mat blinking when the sun rose up in the morning. From then on he got convinced that he had selected the right location and he made up his mind to set up a new village at Kewhira Village. When he finally came to set up Kewhira Village he also met a person from Merema Village who was also on the same kind of mission to set up a new village. The person fro Merema Village asked late Mr. Tsiera in what name he would like to call his new village and Late Mr. Tsiera told him that he would like to call the name of his village as Kewhira Village- meaning welcoming all people to come and settle. Then they both selected a plot each at a location in present Dapfutsuma Khel (D. Khel). The first house location of the founder of Kewhira Village (Late Tsiera) was later sold by Mr. Kerechie ( a descendant of late Mr. Tsiera) to a great great great great great grand father of the present plot occupant, Dr. Sadikuolie Khezie (D. Khel) and till date there is no dispute on this location.
Late Mr. Tsiera, the founder of Kewhira (Kohima) Village had brought his wife from Mekhrora (Makhel) Village but his first wife died very early and so he married Mrs. Mesei-u, sister of Usou and Rhie-o and he had four sons namely: Mr. Viyielie, Mr. Zushu, Mr. Khriemenyu and Mr. Ketsezie. After some years Mr. Tsiera died and Mrs. Mesei-u had brought up her four sons. Later on many people came and settled on Kewhira Village and soon the people of Kewhira Village also became prosperous and they wanted to conduct a village feast (Sa). As per tradition, the founder of the village was supposed to do the rituals of the first village feast (Sa) but unfortunately Late Mr. Tsiera had died and as per normal tradition his wife was not supposed to do the rituals for village feast (Sa). In this difficult situation the people of Kewhira Village had a general meeting and they have unanimously extended their blessings to Mrs. Mesie-u, wife of late Mr. Tsiera and authorized her to do the rituals of the first village feast along with her eldest son Mr. Viyielie (although by normal tradition female members are not allowed to do so). Since then the village feast (Sa) started in Kewhira Village and till today only female members of the descendant of late Mr. Tsiera are allowed to conduct village feast (Sa) in Kewhira Village and this special relaxation and blessing extended to the female members of the descendant of late Mr. Tsiera goes on to prove without any iota of doubt that Late Mr. Tsiera is the founder of Kewhira Village. Presently the descendant of Late Mr. Tsiera comprise of the clan of Dzuvichu, Yhome, Vizo, Tseikha and Mepfuo and they are now living in lower L. Khel. The descendant of late Mr. Tsiera are very clear about their history as the original founder of Kewhira (Kohima) Village and hopefully this clarification will put to rest the various claims o the founder of Kewhira (Kohima) Village.
Dr. Khriesatalie Yhome
Lower L. Khel, Kewhira (Kohima) Village
(As narrated by elders- Mr. Duolhou Vizo & Mr. Miapfu-o Yhome