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: to Tehamah, last of the Kutcha villages
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: KutchaTengeemah
location: Tehamah Chahmah Ralloomah
date: 28.3.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 5.1.1870-30.3.1870
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 28th March, Monday. A most atrocious road of numerous steep ascents and descents over about 9 good miles brought us into Tehamah the last of the Kutcha Naga villages all east of this being Tengeemah. On our way we passed through Chahmah and Ralloomah, the former containing 38 houses and the latter 30. Chahmah small as it is, is so well placed for defence and so steep are the paths leading up to it that it would be almost impossible to take it were it well defended. Tehamah on the other hand containing 65 houses could make scarcely any defence at all.