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: praise for other members of the party
medium: tours
person: TullochBrydonHindeOgleMimaram/ Insp.
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 59. I have now to thank Colonel Tulloch and Captain Brydon for their cordial support and assistance, without which our work could not have been brought to so satisfactory a conclusion.
text: 60. Mr. Hinde performed the duties assigned to him in a most efficient manner. Had I not felt full confidence in his tact and judgment, as well as in Mr. Ogle's, I could not have detached them as often as I did, and only half the work could have been done. Mr. Hinde seems already to have established a considerable amount of influence over the Nagas, with whom he has come in contact in his district of Jaipur, and I hope that our late progress through the hills will enable him to extend and strengthen that influence.
text: 61. Mr. Ogle's reputation is well established. He possesses in a high degree the confidence of all officers with whom he has served in these frontier expeditions, and to his exertions, in a great measure, is due the success of the triangulation.
text: 62. Inspector Mimaram, of the Naga Hills Police, did very excellent work, and was as active and energetic as usual.
text: 63. In concluding this report, I would venture to suggest that, in all future exploration expeditions, where the escort is principally a military one, it would be composed solely of picked men, without reference to companies. There would, I imagine, be no difficulty in this, when the regiment from which they are taken is not likely to be required for active service elsewhere. Recruits and men who are physically incapable of standing the exertion of daily and hard marches should certainly not be sent; they only prove an extra source of anxiety to their officers, and a hindrance to the operations.