The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - 'Report of the Survey Operations in the Naga Hills 1875-1876' by Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe

caption: Butler establishes depot at Wokha; Ogle starts putting up signals
medium: tours
person: ButlerTullochOgle
location: Golaghat Wokha Lakhuti Lungkam (Nankam)
date: 8.12.187510.12.1875
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 3. We found Captain Butler at Golaghat, anxiously awaiting our arrival. His coolies had not then all come up; but, being desirous of delaying as little as possible, he determined to start for Wokha at once, to establish the guard and depot there. Accordingly, on the 1st December, he and Colonel Tulloch, with one subadar and forty-nine sepoys all told, left Golaghat for Wokha, and, having explained his wishes on the spot to Colonel Tulloch, he returned to Golaghat on the 8th. His coolies had even then not all arrived there; but, as there was a little preliminary work to be done in putting up signals at Lakhuti and Nankam, and as, should these marks be up when we started work from Wokha, much time would be saved, with Captain Butler's sanction, I deputed Mr. Ogle for this work, and he left us on the 10th December. He was to proceed to Lakhuti, via Bhandari and Sanigaon, and, having put up the mark there, to go on to Nankam, via Pangti and Okotso. There was no reason to suppose that any opposition would be offered to Mr. Ogle's progress, as he had a strong guard with him, and we had been through that country last year, and were well received both at Lakhuti and Nankam; nevertheless, he was unable to get beyond the first of these two villages, for the reasons stated in his report (see Appendix A).