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 Kidimah; news of quarrels between Kigwemah clans likely to develop into a fight
medium: tours
person: Phoisaloo/ Const.Austin/ Major
location: Kidima (Kidimah) Kigwemah Japvo Mt. (Japoo Mt.)
date: 8.1.1873
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 8th January. Moved camp today into Kidimah over a capital road the whole way and what would have been a very pleasant march indeed had it not been for several light showers of rain and a cutting wind which made it bitterly cold.
text: This evening I received a report from Head Constable Phoisaloo (who is now at Kigwemah with Major Austin's camp, Major Austin himself being away at Japoo) telling me that the clans of Kigwemah had been quarreling among themselves and had turned out with shields and spears yesterday, and that a fight was imminent, so I have ordered him to go and tell the Chiefs that although I have no wish to interfere in their internal feuds, they must keep the peace as long as Major Austin is encamped in their neighbourhood, and that I shall be extremely offended with them if they do not at once put a stop to their fighting for the present.