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: Col. Tulloch attacks and burns Pangti; Butler's wound
medium: tours
person: TullochButler
location: Pangti
date: 27.12.1875
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 9. A very anxious night passed without any further disturbance, and the next morning Colonel Tulloch, with a small force, attacked and burned Pangti, the villagers retreating rapidly before him. I remained in camp to look after its safety, and attend to Captain Butler, who seemed to be much better and stronger in the afternoon, though he lapsed into unconsciousness at night. As it was exceedingly doubtful how long we should have to remain in that camp, and we had only two or three days' supplies with us, I visited Pangti on the 27th, and, taking up most of our coolies, brought back to camp a large quantity of dhan, with rice-pounders and other implements necessary for husking it; this we did for several days, and soon had sufficient dhan stored for three weeks. Our coolies pounded out each day enough rice for the wants of the camp for that day. Notwithstanding the comparatively low elevation of our camp, i.e., 1,350 feet above sea-level, the damp mist at night made it very cold, - the minimum thermometer averaging 45 degrees, while during the day the average maximum was 79 degrees.