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: dangers of being carried in a dooley; Dr Brown advises Butler to give up tour because of fever
medium: tours
person: Brown/ Dr
location: Choline R. Jelpee Jamfee
date: 15.3.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 15th March, Tuesday. Having crossed the Choline about half way a March of about 6 miles brought us into the Kookie village of Jetpee and feeling much better to-day I was I am happy to say able to walk again for a good portion of the way for of all methods of travelling I think a dooley carried by untrained bearers is about the very worst. First bump against a tree, then thump against a rock, at one time leaning over on the right side, at another to the left then suddenly a fellow slips and you come to the ground with a tremendous jar enough to shake the very life out of one. In the evening I walked over to see Dr. Brown who is encamped about a mile off at an other Kookee village named Jamfee (also sometimes called Hoting Mang-Thado after the Housha or chief). Dr. Brown was rather astonished to see how pulled down I was and strongly recommended either my immediate return to Samoogooting or departure to Muneeporee for treatment, but I can't hear of doing either for we are now close to the end of our work and I am determined to try and finish it at all hazards.