The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Better provision of supplies; work delayed by storm; description of village drum
medium: tours
person: MemaramOgle
location: Chimomi Luphuemi Wokha Santok (Sontak)
date: 15.3.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
note: SEE indecipherable word
text: Wednesday 15th.
text: (Fine morning. Thundery showers afternoon and evening. Road good. Chimomi at 9.30 a.m. 5360/5150 M = 5255. ditto 2nd pt. at 12.30 5500/5310 M = 5430. Latter at 5 p.m. 5610/5350 M = 5480 190 houses in the three clusters. Camp at little village 4780/4650 M = 4715.)
text: About 4 a.m. Nagas from Chimomi came down with 8 goats several fowls eggs and about 4 maunds rice which they brought in when in got light. Nagas from Luphuemi brought in 3 more goats rice eggs. I started about 7.30 and went up to Chimomi. I went out to see how we could go on tomorrow and sent Memaram to look for water. On [] in front tomb saw curious black painting of a dao or spade ?
text: Examined drum in village. 29 feet long and 11'1'' circumference. The front a buffalo's head, the back a bird's tail and two toucan beaks (representation in wood). Skulls hang about post in front. (See notebook sketches). We have got beyond interpretation here.