The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Routine day, with Nagas keeping out of sight
medium: tours
person: Ogle
location: Ukha (Okha) Yakchung Yonghong (Yanghum) Lingbo
date: 23.3.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Thursday 23rd.
text: (Fine early and late. Few little sprinklings in middle of day. Road very good. Camp very good indeed. Okha at 8 a.m. 4340/4200 M = 4270 about 200 houses. Yakchung at 9.30 a.m. 4940/4730 M = 4835 about 250 houses. Yanghum at 1 6060/5850 M = 5955 about 200 houses. Lingbo at 4 p.m. 6260/6000 M = 6130. Camp at 9 p.m. 3990/3850 M = 3920. Min = 53o.)
text: Up early. Transferred work to half inch board and started about 7.30. Saw a few men in village who politely waved us onward. Worked on to Yakchung. At first saw no one there. Made sketches of carvings on boards in front of house till all coolies had gone on and then went on working by road to next village. Had breakfast there. Nagas gave us 1 bag of rice 2 fowls and 2 goats. Left the latter. Found road for camp and sending it on went back with Ogle to point on other side of village. Fog came up and prevented our working for some time. Got down to camp at 5. Several Nagas followed us down. Gave them tune on musical box. Could not do a deal for a dao, the blade of which must be 15 inches long.
text: The camp is in a very pretty spot. The steep spurs from all sides come down to the valley which widens out, and is very flat though with a pretty steep gradient. Plenty of water of course.