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: miserable road to Inkes
medium: tours
location: Inkes Chaline R.
date: 21.3.1870-22.3.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 21st March, Monday. Moved camp to Inkes a Naga village containing 34 houses. The Chiefs came in as usual and paid their respects apparently very glad to see me.
text: Our march today, though a short one being only about 6 miles, was over a most miserable road. The first two miles a precipitous descent down to the Chaline which crossed for the fifth time and then 4 miles of stiff ascents struggling through high grass jungle wet and dripping from last night's rain and so dense that it was with considerable difficulty we managed to see and keep to the path.
text: 22nd March, Tuesday. Halted to enable me roughly to mark down the position of several Kookee villages, which can all be seen from the summit of the hill close by.