The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Routine work; village fortifications
medium: tours
person: Tulloch/ Col
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Sangratsu (Solachu) Lakhuti (Lakuti) Chuchu Yimbang (Juju) Mubongchukit (Molotobia) Lungkam (Nankam)
date: 19.2.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Saturday 19th.
text: (Rather clear but dull and cloudy. Clouds during day with occasional showers. Fine night. Height of mark at 12 noon 4280/4100 M = 4190. Height of camp at 9 p.m. 4170/3990 M = 4080. Min = 47.5o.)
text: Got up early. Finished letters. Decided on remaining at Solachu in order to get rice - do my observations satisfactorily. Sent men up to renew matting early and went up about 8 a.m. when Lakuti was expected visible. Col. Tulloch went up shortly after and kindly recorded for me. Finished observing about 11.15. Went down to camp to breakfast and after did little plane tabling. Had intended going to Juju but thought better of it. Went up to Molotobia and sketched tombs there till about 5. Back to camp. Found the drunken Ao scoundrel from Nankam there. He said he had been travelling about like other sahibs and also like them had arrived at Solachu. Invested the head men of the two Solachus with red cloths. They have been very civil and given us a good (39) deal of rice and not interfered at all with the mark.
text: I notice a number of little old fireplaces railed round as in the margin.
text: Molotobia is very steeply fortified with two ditches, two double styles and a strong stockade. Solachu also is pretty strongly defended in a similar manner.