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: further villages ask to pay revenue
medium: tours
location: Kezakenomah Seejo R. Sopoomah Veesvemah
date: 22.2.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 22nd February, Tuesday. This morning I received a deputation from Kezakensmah a village on the right bank of the Seejo and composed I am informed really of seven villages (like Sopoomah). The delegates presented me with a spear and informed me that they had come in to pay their respects and wished to know what I required as revenue. I informed them that at present I required nothing beyond their obedience to my orders I might issue, to which they at once replied in their figurative style that "they would obey me as children to their father" and left apparently in great good humour.
text: The balance of Rs.160 taken by Munipoorees from Veesvemah was this afternoon returned to the villagers in my presence.