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: to Kanching
medium: tours
person: Ogle
location: Kanching Molungyimchen (Deka Haimong)
date: 12.2.1876-15.2.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 6. On the 12th February, I marched from the Dikhu to Kanching, passing through Tamlu, the inhabitants of which village furnished us with supplies. We encamped on the side of the village nearest the mark for Mr. Ogle's convenience.
text: 7. On the 13th and 14th February, I halted at Kanching, Mr. Ogle being delayed in his observations by the thick weather. The villagers were friendly and fairly liberal with supplies. As from my experience on my way to Tablung I had reason to fear that I should not be able to depend for my supplies entirely on the Naga villages, I sent a police-constable down to the Deputy-Commissioner of Sibsagar, with a note asking him to have fifteen maunds of rice ready for me at Deka Haimong.
text: 8. On the 15th, I marched from Kanching to the Janji below Deka Haimong, passing through Naogaon, a village that on both the occasions we passed through it treated us very well. There is no direct road between Kanching and Deka Haimong, so that we had a long roundabout fatiguing march.