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: request from Kezakenomah to be under Assam jurisdiction; boundary marking
medium: tours
person: Thomson/ Col.
location: Kezakenomah Sidzu R. (Sijjo R.) Solepe Mt. (Tellizo Mt.) Sokhurri R. Merori R. Oukrophoku Mt. (Napu Mt.)
date: 10.1.1873
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 10th January. I received a deputation this morning from the village of Kezakenomah and 6 others all lying to the east of the Sijjo (and as far as I can make out north of Tellizo and hence on our side of the watershed). They told me that they had just heard that I had come to lay down the boundary between the "Mahalani of Assam" and the "Maharajah of Manipur" and that as they did not wish to belong to the latter, they had come in to ask me to take them over, in which case they would promise to do whatever I ordered and went on to enquire how much revenue I would take, etc. etc. After telling them that it was quite true that I had come to lay down the boundary and hoped soon to visit their villages when I should be better able to tell them to which side they belonged etc., I dismissed them and accompanied by Colonel Thomson went off to settle the boundary line and after another day's hard work, managed to mark out about half of it, that is to say from the Tellizo Peak down a small stream called the Sokhurri to its junction with the Sijjo, then down the Sijjo for a short distance to its junction with the Merori, and then up the Merori to where it branches off into two feeders and from thence up the ridge (on which we erected two piles of stones) on to a Peak called "Napu", on which we erected another pile of stones with a slab pillar on the centre.