The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

printed - Tour Diary of the Deputy Commissioner, Naga Hills 1870 (John Butler) volume one

caption: two Rengma villages agree to pay revenue henceforth
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Rengma
location: Jaukhe Demgho Gangresso
date: 12.1.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 12th January, Wednesday. We left camp this morning at sunrise hoping to reach the Rengma village of Jaukhe which I am informed is one of the largest Naga villages on this side but after a long and tedious journey up steep ascents and descents having to cut one way through tangled masses of cane, bamboo and wet Jungle we only managed with great difficulty to reach the small Meekir village of Sartoa by sunset, having passed close to the west of the Rengmah villages of Demgho and Gangresso the former containing 10 and the latter 5 houses respectively. Both the Gaonboorahs came in to see me and I explained to them that they would have to pay revenue this year and regularly for the future and they both expressed their willingness to obey my orders whatever they might be.