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: gaonburas of Western Rengma villages told to pay revenue to Mouzadar - 2rs. per house
medium: tours
person: Phempuga
ethnicgroup: RengmaCachareeRengmah <Western
location: Longlasunu Longlokso R.
date: 15.1.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 15th January, Saturday. I moved camp to-day to Longlasunu about 8 miles the greater portion of the road lay through the valley of the Longlokso one of the large feeders of the Kolleanee. About half way down the valley some Cacharees have made a small settlement consisting of 5 houses.
text: The Gaonboorahs of all the villages composing the western Rengmahs being now assembled in camp I explained to them that I had appointed Phempuga Mouzadar over them and that I expected them to pay in their revenue into his hands in order that he might in turn pay it in to the Treasury at Samoogooting. I had of course to listen to a vast amount of palaver first they pleaded they were so poor they were utterly unable to pay any revenue at all, then they wanted me to agree to raise a tax of only one rupee per house instead of two but after the conference had lasted through the better part of the afternoon and they had exhausted all they had to say and found I was still firm they finally accepted my terms and promised that the revenue should be paid in as soon as possible and that they would set about collecting at once.