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: to Nankam; parties divide
medium: tours
location: Lungkam (Nankam) Ungma Mokokchung Chuchu Yimbang (Juju) Sangratsu (Solachu) Khensa (Khenza)
date: 25.1.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 18. On the 25th, we went on from Are to Nankam, where we experienced a very friendly reception indeed, and in the afternoon a signal was put up on a bare point near the village, which we had chosen last year for a trigonometrical station. On the 25th, Mr. Hinde, being furnished with full instructions for his guidance, our party divided, Messrs. Ogle and Hinde, with the force named in the margin, [below] starting for Alibar via Mungatung;
text: With Colonel Tulloch
42nd Assam Light Infantry: 2 Native officers
3 Havildars
58 Sepoys
1 Bugler
Police: 1 Inspector
1 Head-Constable
8 Constables
text: With Mr. Hinde
42nd Assam Light Infantry: 1 Native officer
4 Havildars
29 Sepoys
1 Bugler
Police: 1 Head-Constable
6 Constables.
text: Colonel Tulloch and myself, with the force given in the margin, [above] proceeding to Ungma, which we reached about 3 p.m. I was able to do a good deal of work both on the road and in the neighbourhood of the camp. The road was easy, running along a ridge, with only one or two stiff little ascents, but it was much choked with jungle and overarching grass. Ungma is a very large and flourishing village, containing about 500 houses, and the villagers received us in a very friendly spirit. The next day we passed through the comparatively small villages of Mokokchung and Juju, and halted half-way between the latter and Solachu, below a large wooded hill, on which I wished to set up our next mark. Both villages were cordial, and on arrival in camp I received a deputation from Khenza, bringing in large supplies of rice, fowls, eggs, etc., about one in five only of the latter being good. They seemed astonished at our rejecting the bad ones, especially such a treasure (to them) as an egg in which we could hear the "peep-peep" of the chicken. From this camp in the afternoon I saw Mr. Ogle's first mark. Outside the Juju stockade, by the roadside, we saw a very fine tiger (dead) stretched on a maichan. He had only been lately killed. The villagers said he had tried to carry off a cow one night, so they all turned out at once with huge torches, and, surrounding him, killed him with their spears.