The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - Chapter IV 'Detailed Report on the Naga Hills Expedition of 1878-80', Capt. P.J. Maitland

caption: Damant's body found
medium: reports
person: Johnstone/ Lt. Col.Damant/ Mr.
location: Mezema (Mozima) Sachema (Sachima)
date: 14.12.1879
person: Maitland/ Capt. P.J.
date: 1880
person: India Office Library, London
refnum: IOR L/MIL/17/18/24
text: On the 14th December Lieutenant Colonel Johnstone returned to Sachima, but was very shortly afterwards compelled by ill health to proceed to Manipur, leaving Captain Williamson in political charge. The Manipuri force appears to have returned with Colonel Johnstone; at all events they left for their own country about this time. On the same date the body of Mr. Damant, headless and handless, was found in a stream near Konoma. The head had previously been recovered by the people of Mozima and given up to Colonel Johnstone.