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: surveying in Kohima; description of Kohima and Chedama; Butler sends orders for Kohima to supply rice
medium: tours
person: ButlerGozramOgle
location: Chedema (Chedama) Kohima (Kohimah)
date: 1.1.1873
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: 1st Jany 1873
text: Letter came in from Butler while at Bkfast and as he will be in himself tomorrow determined to remain. Went out plane tabling in direction of Chedama & put up P Table in one of the highest points in Kohimah. Immediately had an admiring crowd of dirty Nagas about us, but as we were on a raised platform we could do our work without delay. Kohimah is a very large place with not less than 800 houses. Some of these have curious cut cross board on the eaves called Ki-kya [sketch