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: return to Wokha; Naga swimming
medium: tours
person: Hinde/ Mr.OgleTulloch
location: Wokha Sanis (Sanigaon)
date: 12.1.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 12. At Golaghat we soon heard that the survey was to go on, and that Mr. Hinde was to join our party. On the 12th, Colonel Tulloch, fearing that in our absence the Nagas might be tempted to attack the Wokha guard, returned to the hills, whither Mr. Ogle and I followed him on the 15th, having made the necessary arrangements for russud, and left a guard and instructions for Mr. Hinde. We found Colonel Tulloch encamped on the Doiang, below Sanigaon, where a fine open flat piece of land afforded excellent camping-ground, overlooking a fine pool. While bathing in this, some Nagas came down on the opposite side and amused us by the original way in which they crossed the river: taking large stones in their hands, they waded in up to their neck, and, throwing up their legs and lowering their hands, the stones carried them to the bottom, along which they crept on all-fours till they reached the shallows on the other side.