The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: More plentiful supplies provided, but poor camp and lack of water
medium: tours
person: MemaramHindeTulloch/ Col
location: Chichung R. Chongliemdi (Changyemdi) Sangratsu (Solachu)
date: 13.3.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Monday 13th.
text: (Fine all day and very hot. Road good but steep. Chichung river at 9.30 a.m. 2510/2450 = 2480. 1st Changyemdi at 3 p.m. 40 houses 5910/5650 M = 5780. 2nd ditto at 8 a.m. 36 houses 5910/5630 M = 5780. Camp at 8.30 p.m. 5760/5300 M = 5630. Min = 50o.)
text: Did not start till about 8.30 as the villagers brought in a good deal of rice (8 or 9 maunds) at 6 and we had to get it served out, the coolies being full. Went down to the Chichung. Walked for a couple of hours. Bathe and breakfast. After plane tabled up to Changyemdi. These two villages are emigrations from Solachu. Bad camp and very little water. Memaram said there was plenty but it seemed there was not. Hinde found some a long way off and some of the fellows went there for it. Dined out in the open, the Colonel not appearing.
text: Changyemdi are two small and apparently poor villages and afraid of us more or less. They brought in many bad eggs and lots of beer (watered) a few fowls etc. etc.