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 B. H.M. Hinde's report
caption: surveying
medium: tours
person: OgleBabu Jan
location: Lungkam (Nankam) Aliba (Alibar) Mangmethang (Mungatung) Cholimsen (Mukhigaon) Mongchen (Munching) Waromung (Waromang) Dibuia (Dibua) Molungyimchen (Deka Haimong) Merangkong (Naogaon) Kanching Tamlu Dikhu R.
date: 26.1.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 2. On the 26th January I marched from Nankam to Alibar, passing through the village of Mungatung. We were cordially received by the villagers and furnished with supplies. From Alibar we marched to Mukhigaon, which we reached on 27th January. On the 28th to Munching, where Mr.Ogle put up the survey mark. On the 29th to Waromang, passing through Dibua. On the 30th to Deka Haimong, passing through Bura Haimong. On the 31st we halted at Deka Haimong, and Mr. Ogle put up the mark. On the 1st February we marched to Naogaon. On the 2nd to Kanching, where we halted for one day ( February 3rd ) to enable the survey mark to be erected. On the 4th we proceeded through Tamlu to the River Dikhu, where we remained on the 5th. On the 6th February we reached this place.
text: 3. We were kindly received at almost all the villages through which we passed, and furnished with rice, fowls, &c., for which we paid at the rates laid down in your letter. The villages of Mukhigaon and Waromang were the only ones that received us badly; we, however, got supplies from them, and nothing approaching a rupture occurred.
text: 4. At Deka Haimong I found rice stored for us. The quantity was asserted to be 10 maunds, but, on measurement turned out to be 8 maunds 27 seers,i.e., 1 maund 13 seers short. No one in particular seemed to be in charge of it. I also found a maund of salt there; but as I had no immediate want of it, I left it for my return.
text: 5. In conclusion, I have much pleasure in testifying to the uniformly good conduct of Jemadar Babu Jan, and the men of the 42nd Native Light Infantry under his command.