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 Chichama; description of village; determination to move into Mazuma Naga country
medium: tours
person: Repreuchumah clan/ ChichamaRima clan/ ChichamaMethamu clan/ ChichamaChokotchoma clan/ Chichama
ethnicgroup: SengimahMazumaKevimaRengmah
location: Chechama (Chichama) Nachama
date: 3.3.1872
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 3rd March, Sunday. Moved camp to Chichamah, a short march of about 4 miles with a capital bridle path the whole way.
text: Chichama is a large village, containing 347 houses divided into the following clans:-
text: About a quarter of a mile to the north-east of Chichama is the small village of Nachama and these I am told are the last of the Sengimah villages in this direction, all beyond being Mazuma and Kevima, the consequence is that the Sengimahs and especially my Dobashas are doing their very utmost to prevent my going any further. However I have gone too far now to think of turning back until I have visited some at least of the Muzama Nagas and decided whether they and the Rengmah Nagas are really one and the same tribe or not. Besides which I am anxious to ascertain what tribes intervene between the Sengimahs and the Kevimahs or Lhota Nagas towards the east.