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: Nowgong-Naga Hills boundary
medium: tours
date: 21.3.1871-24.3.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 21st March, Tuesday. Made a long march today of not less than 16 miles and skirting round the foot of the hills have encamped on the banks of the Horina having crossed the Borigunga and Gunga Deesa enroute. A wretched path the whole way.
text: 22nd March, Wednesday. Moved camp today into Solabon - distance about 10 miles - crossing over the Dikhoru and Horghatti enroute. Hearing that large game was to be got close at hand, went out in the afternoon and came across a rhinocerus which however managed to get of though hard hit, and following him up caused us to lose our way so that it was only with the greatest difficulty and by the aid of a large camp fire which may once [sic] had lit up to guide us that we managed to reach camp about 9 p.m., when it was pitch dark with large drops of rain falling.
text: 23rd March, Thursday. Moved camp to Hinoluguri a very small village on the Horghatti, distance about 10 miles on road laid up through a long valley with the Hills rising up close on either side.
text: 24th March, Friday. Moved camp to the banks of the Samdhora one of the large feeders of the Kolliani. Our road lay over low, conical undulating hills in a northerly direction passing close to the west of the Rengmah villages of Dangho and Jangresso - distance about 12 miles.
text: The boundary between the Nowgong and Naga Hills jurisdiction in this direction is as I reported last year, no boundary at all however, as the Officiating Commissioner desires the matter should remain over pending the completion of the survey operations it is proposed to carry out in these Hills. I suppose there is no help for it but to wait.