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: Colonel Thomson's coolies refuse to accompany him to Kazakenomah but some Naga coolies found for him
medium: tours
person: Thomson/ Col.Kazakenomah
date: 25.1.1873
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 25th January. I am sorry to have to record that Colonel Thomson's escort and coolies refused to accompany him back with us to Kazakenomah this morning and not only this but one of the Rajah's Subadars came up with an impertinent message to the effect that the Major declined to hold himself responsible for anything left behind at Sikhami as the escort were to return at once to Manipur. This of course caused us to change our plans and we determined to take something on with us into Kazakenomah where we are in British Territory. So having succeeded after some difficulty in procuring Colonel Thomson 13 Naga coolies from the neighbouring village, we moved camp back once more into Khezakenomah, on reaching which I turned into bed with a bad fever which has been threatening to come on for the last day or two.