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: meet up with Dr Brown, Political Agent, Manipur; to camping ground below Terimimah; Butler shows Boundary Commissioner sources of Zullo and Sijo rivers
medium: tours
person: GordonBiggeBrown/ DrOgle
location: Dzulu R. (Zullo R.) Sijo R. Terimimah Makal Makel Sopomah Maon R.
date: 30.1.1871-31.1.18711842
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 30th January, Monday. Hearing that Dr. Brown was encamped on the right bank of the Zullo (on that river which he identifies with the Maon) at a spot close below Kedimah we there joined him.
text: 31st January, Tuesday. We marched today to my old camping ground below the village of Terimimah or as the Maneepurees call it Makal Makel. Enroute we passed through the group of 5 villages termed Sopomah by the Nagas from whence I pointed to the Boundary Commissioner the several sources of the two river the Zullo and the Sijo and fully stated the grounds on which I had formed the opinions that the latter rivers was the one alluded to by Messrs. Gordon and Bigge as the Maon river and Dr. Brown having also I believe stated his view of the matter and the reasons which led him to adopt the former as the Maon and Mr. Ogle on his party having completed a map of the country I trust the Commissioner will now be able speedy to decide as to the correctness or otherwise of our respective interpretations of the Boundary line laid down in 1842.