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: Butler hears that two of his men have been speared by Nagas at Samaguting
medium: tours
person: Roberts/ Mr
location: Kenomah Samaguting
date: 20.1.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 20th January, Friday. Marched into Popoolongmai or Kenomah. Here I met Mr. Roberts Assistant Surveyor from whom I was most disagreeably surprised to learn that a rumour had reached him that the Nagas had speared two of my men at Samaguting and a Constable arriving in the evening who confirmed the report. I have decided upon leaving my guard and baggage behind to follow by the regular stages whilst I push on to Samaguting in one day if possible.