The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

part of original tour diary of Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe 1876

caption: Friendly reception at Nankam; survey work; fire balloon and fireworks
medium: tours
person: HindeOgle
location: Are Lungkam (Nankam)
date: 25.1.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Tuesday 25th.
text: (As before said very gusty after 2 a.m. till daylight. Fine morning though cold windy and showery afternoon and evening. Min at Are 51o. Height of Nankam track 5300. Height of camp 5030.)
text: Up early. Are men brought in fowls rice etc. Took some as coolies onto Nankam. Arrived there about 12.30 & breakfasted in village experiencing a most friendly reception. Wrote instructions for Hinde & went out to see how Ogle was getting on with the mark. Saw it put up. Set plane table and back to camp. On way shot 3 partridges at one blow feeding in path. Found many Nagas in camp. Sent up a fire balloon which went very well. Set off few fireworks. Most unpleasantly smoky camp. After dinner copied instructions for Hinde.