The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Description of morung at Nungyungchung
medium: tours
location: Nungkamchung (Nungyungchung) Koio Seleku Diyung R. (Doiang R.)
date: 10.3.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Friday 10th.
text: (Fine all day. Road good at first but steep to river. Nungyungchung houses 32. Height at 10 a.m. 4310/4100 M = 4205. Koio at 11 a.m. 4250/4050 M = 4150. Houses 127. Seleku at 12 noon 3610/3470 M = 3540. 50 houses. The Doiang is a fine stream here with good pools. At 3 p.m. its height was 1340/1320 M = 1330. at 10 p.m. 1160/1230 M = 1195. and at 6 a.m. 1210/1180 M = 1195. Min 54o)
text: Marched after writing a few letters. Passed through Nungyungchung about 10. Waited little for coolies and then went into Koio. Put up table there till the others came up then we went on to Seleku where I again put up. Went onto little stream and breakfasted. Thence onto Doiang whence we arrived about 3 p.m. and had a glorious bathe and afterwards shaded plane table till dark.
text: At Nungyungchung noticed that the carvings on uprights in morung apparently represented same objects as elsewhere all over these hills, namely toucans and cows but very rough and without any of the skill elsewhere displayed.