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: to Logtak Lake; fishing
medium: tours
location: Ningthoukhong (Ningthowkong) Logtak Lake
date: 18.2.1873
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: 18th Feby
text: We started abt 8 o/c. At that hour the temperature most delightful. Bagging a bird now & again we walked leisurely along the road towards Ningthowkong, descending into the lowest level of the valley off the old deposit of water-worn stones that skirts it all along this Western side, shortly after the village was left. [sketch.
text: The fishermen, some 16-18, one in each dugout, got their boats together in a large circle & at first two coming close together they begin to pay out the net & paddle outwards towards the couple right and left of them, thus a circle of nets is completed. They then close in, beating the paddles against the boats & bringing the paddles with the broad of the oar with a bang on the water to drive the fish into the nets on either one side or the other. (Effect of earthquake on lake 1869?)