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: Rengmahs losing their fear
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Rengma
location: Chong ho Daokhya
date: 19.1.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 19th January, Wednesday. Moved camp to Chong ho a distance of about 8 miles having passed through the village of Daokhya which is only about a mile off. The former contains 14 and the latter 7 houses.
text: I notice these Rengmahs appear to be getting tamer every day for when I first came in among them the women and children used invariably to make a bolt for the jungles the moment they caught sight of me but its quite the reverse now and I found considerable difficulty to-day in keeping them out of my hut even and I am puzzled to decide which is most annoying the intentional "polite attentions" or the unintentional rudeness of these unsophisticated savages.