The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

printed - tour diary of the Deputy Commissioner of the Naga Hills for the year 1870-1872 (John Butler) volume two

caption: further loads brought to Keruphema; deputation from Khonomah; Butler refuses to get involved in feuds between khels
medium: tours
person: Viponu/ of KhonomahDhopule/ of KhonomahSumemah khel/ KhonomahMerhemah khel/ Khonomah
location: Kevemah Khonoma
date: 7.1.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 7th January, Saturday. Halted and was delighted at about l o'clock to see the 4 loads left behind yesterday conveyed in by the Kevemah men true to their promise. In the afternoon I received a large deputation from Khonomah, among them were Viponu and Dhopule, the two chiefs of the Sumemah khel who were full of their grievances against the Merhemah clan, who undoubtedly are a precious bad lot though I have no sympathy for the former either however as the Government have decided upon non-interference and I have been instructed not to express opinions opposed to the views entertained by Government. I refrain here from entering into any further details on the subjects of these disgraceful feuds.