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: valley of the Dhunsiri; leeches
medium: tours
location: Dhunsiri R.
date: 30.3.1872
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: [21] 30th March, Saturday. Rain again last night. Moved camp to-day down into the valley of the Dhunsiri River and am encamped on the left bank of one of its feeders. It is difficult to say what distance we have come to-day, but I should say certainly not under 16 miles and our road could scarcely have been worse, often a mere track in no way distinguishable from the hundreds of others that crossed it in every direction and swarming with leeches to such an extent that I have pulled them off my own ankles in bunches of 5 and 6 at a time, besides which the weather was intolerably close and stuffy.