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: warning of opposition at Pangti
medium: tours
person: ButlerOgle
location: Lakhuti Sanis (Sanigaon)
date: 25.12.1875
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 6. On the 25th, about 7.30 a.m., we left Lakhuti, and as we passed through the village we noticed that there seemed to be very few of the young men about, and some of the old men and the headman of Sanigaon told us that we might expect opposition at Pangti. I may mention here that our guide, perhaps stricken with a vague feeling of remorse for the treacherous part he was about to play, endeavoured once or twice to induce Captain Butler to turn back to the village, and remain there for the day, or, at any rate, to take council with the elders before going on. It must, however, be remembered that, had the Lakhuti men wished Mr. Ogle to fall into the trap, they would have led him on instead of refusing a guide; so there is little doubt that it was only with Captain Butler and the main body that the Nagas wished to try conclusions.