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 Jalookehmah due to rain
medium: tours
location: Jalookehmah
date: 26.3.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 26th March, Saturday. Today I only succeeded in reaching Jalookehmah for the rain came down in such endless torrents I was only too glad to get under shelter as soon as possible. The road was pretty fair today and distance about 4 miles. The village of Jalookemah contains 93 houses. The chiefs came to see me as usual with fowls and rice and appeared anxious to be taken under our protection declaring that next year they intend voluntarily to collect revenue and present it to me at Samagaoting which I am very sure they won't unless ordered to.