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: halt at Jotsamah
medium: tours
location: Berumah Jotsoma (Jotsamah)
date: 24.3.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 24th March, Thursday. I started this morning with the intention of marching into Berumah but having succeeded in reaching Jotamah with a dry skin just as the rain commenced to pour down in torrents I thought it best to halt where I was specially as the Nagas very good naturedly placed two of their Dekka-changs (the houses in which their young unmarried men sleep) at my service so our march today has been a short one, about 4 miles I should think. Jatamah seems a peaceably inclined and well-to-do village and contains 55 houses.