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 C. H.M. Hinde's report
caption: from Tablung to Namsang via Kongan
medium: tours
person: Ogle
location: Kongan Namsang Dikhu R. (Diku R.)
date: 9.2.1876-11.2.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 2. I have already, in my letter dated Tablung, 7th February, 1876, laid before you an account of my progress from Nankam to Tablung, at which place I arrived on the 6th February.
text: 3. On the 9th February, the portion of the party under my command left Tablung and marched to Kongan, passing by Jaktung, a village at war with the Tablungyas, the inhabitants of which promised to bring me five maunds of rice into Kongan; they failed to do so, but I afterwards found out that this was due to the fact of their having no rice to spare.
text: 4. On the 10th, I halted at Kongan, to enable Mr. Ogle to put up the survey mark and observe.
text: 5. On the 11th February, I marched from Kongan to the Diku River below Tamlu. We managed to get about a maund and a half of rice out of the Nagas of Namsang, but with some difficulty, as they were decidedly surly; but a little conversation rendered them most willing to oblige us in any way. In this village ( Namsang ) I observed a Goorkha kookrie in the hands of one of the Nagas, who, on seeing me look at it, ran off into his house and returned without it. This might have been part of the loot of the Geleki guard ( cut up some years ago ), but I did not take any notice of it, nor make any inquiries, as I had no authority to open up the matter. The village, however, is generally supposed to have been one of the guilty ones.