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: to Samaguting by bad road
medium: tours
location: Tehamah Samaguting Barail Range (Burrail Range) Ponnah Mt.
date: 21.1.1871-22.1.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: [4] 21st January, Saturday. Starting a little after sunrise I managed to reach the village of Tehamah about noon and resting there for half an hour pushed on to Samaguting which I reached about half past 5 p.m. The road crossed the Burail range a little to the east of a peak the Surveyors have marked as Ponnah and was one of the worst I have ever had the misfortune to travel on. It is difficult to calculate the distance with any certainty but I should think it can scarcely be less than 30 miles by the road we came. 22nd January, Sunday. Halted at Samaguting.