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: Pangti burnt; Changse and Rechim rebuilt
medium: tours
location: Pangti Changsu (Changse) Rephyim (Rechim)
date: 2.3.1876-5.3.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 19. We were unable to leave Nankam until the morning of the 2nd March, on which day I marched back to Pangti, which I burnt to the ground in accordance with the instructions received from you. After leaving Pangti, we passed on the 4th March through the villages of Changse and Rechim, both of which had also been rebuilt,and the reception the Nagas gave us proved fully how completely the punishment inflicted on them for the treacherous attack on Christmas Day had taught them our power, and at the same time our forbearance.
text: 20. On Sunday, the 5th March, we marched into Wokha, having completed the work on which we had been detached. The party under my command behaved in every respect well, the sepoys being well kept in hand by Jemadar Babu Jan, who afforded me evey assistance and support.