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: presented with a spear by Nagas of Chichama who seek friendship
medium: tours
location: Chechama (Chichama) Khuki R.
date: 23.2.1872
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 23rd February, Friday. Out all day with the coolies. The path has now been cut to the foot of the Sitekemah hill and from thence across a low range on to the banks of the Khuki along which it has also been cut for about 3 miles, so we have now got a fair path half way to Sepamah and I am only sorry the state of my funds will not allow me to complete it this season.
text: A party of some 10 or 12 Nagas came in this morning from Chichama and presenting me with a spear said they hoped I would be friendly to them or to use their own words "that they were going to be my children", a message I was not at all sorry to receive as we have never yet had any communication with the men of Chichama and it is one of the villages I hope to go and visit in a day or two.