The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Cautiously friendly reception and gifts offered; messhouse swamped by rain
medium: tours
person: HindeOgle
location: Tobu Yungphong (Chamba) Yangching (Yangtung) Ukha (Okha) Yakchung
date: 22.3.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Wednesday 22nd.
text: (Fine all day though heavy cloud hanging about in middle of day. Very wet night from about 7 p.m. Road very good. Height of camp at 7 a.m. 4140/4000 M = 4070. Tobu at 12 5060/4950 M = 5005. River at 9 a.m. 1760/1760 M = 1760. Min = 53o.).
text: Got up early. Started with Hinde and Ogle for Tobu village. Steep descent to fine stream and stiff ascent through jooms. At one place found 3 goats and 3 dogs tied up on either side of road and green boughs planted. Went on taking one dog with us and releasing the other two (leaving goats). Met and were overtaken by some of the villagers with beer and a fowl. Went through the village. Worked and returned to jooms. Some goats and dogs had been tied up for us at village but we only took one goat. Worked and returned. Got back about 6. Left all goats behind as they delayed us too much. Did not get much dinner as the rain swamped the messhouse in the middle, so went to bed.
text: (65) Saw one man in Tobu with a piece of old stoneware soup plate suspended on his chest.