The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Hostile encounter when Nagas attack Woodthorpe's party, resulting in some Naga deaths and injuries
medium: tours
location: Ukha (Okha) Yakthu (Yakchu)
date: 21.3.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Tuesday 21st.
text: (Fine day though cloudy and threatening at times. Rain during night. Road very good. Min 53o. Camp outside on road going down a narrow spur.)
text: Up early. Marched to Okha village. Large numbers of Nagas in jungle and banks of river all armed. Near village saw them in jungle by road side. Extending the men the Nagas attacked them with stones. Of course firing at once commenced and as we afterwards heard 4 men were killed and 8 wounded. Two of the former were from Yakchu. Occupied the village. Went out to look for water. Found it. Went back to village to breakfast in morung and formed camp just outside. Put up plane table and afterwards shaded it. Went into village in evening for short time. Shot a few fowls etc.