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: Appendix A. M.J. Ogle's report
caption: paddy-fields
medium: tours
location: Khesomi (Khesoma) Kidzematuma (Kizimatuma) Sidzu R. (Sijjo R.)
date: 31.12.1875
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 14. On the 31st, we marched close by Chajubama, through Khesoma into Kizimatuma. The first part of the road was very trying for laden coolies; it ran through swampy paddy-fields and over the ridges of the terraces, which were very slippery and narrow. A Khasia coolie nearly lost his life; he slipped, and was precipitated headforemost with his load, and landed on the terrace below, about eight feet. Fortunately, there were people near to extricate him from the wet, clammy clay, or he would most certainly have been smothered in it. The rest of the road, with the exception of a small bit down to the Sijjo, after leaving Khesoma, was good, _ a fortunate thing for us, as the march was long.