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: news of a visit by Executive Engineer at Debrugur to Samaguting to advise on resevoir
medium: tours
person: Vernon/ Mr
ethnicgroup: Rengmah
location: Hembe Hile Kolliani R. Dahirapani R.
date: 23.12.1871-24.12.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 23rd December. Moved Camp to the "Borpung", another spring very similar to the "Tarapung". This was a very short march in order to enable the coolies to go on and cut a path to the village of Hembe during the afternoon.
text: 24th December. Having breakfasted enroute at Hembe, I have encamped to-day at Hile. Both these are Rengmah villages on the right bank of the Kolliani so I am now once more fairly within my "de jure" (so to say) jurisdiction. Between these two villages flows the Dahirapani one of the largest feeders of the Kolliani. Yesterday I received another dak and in it a letter from Mr. Vernon the Executive Engineer at Debrugur telling me of his intention to visit Samaguting very shortly in order to advise me regarding the construction of a Reservoir, so I suppose I must abandon my original intention of returning to headquarters via Mohung Dijua or I shall not be in time to meet him.