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: through friendly villages to Gallomi; shingle roofs; news that the Manipuri force has retreated burning three villages
medium: tours
location: Kopamedza Mt. Gallomi Chesomi Tephuzami Mizami
date: 27.1.1873
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 27th January. Moved camp to a spot below the Kopamedza Mountain and close to the village of Gallomi. En route we passed through the villages of Chesomi, Tephuzami and Mizami at each of which the villagers came out to see us in crowds and insisted upon making us "liquor up", coolies and all. At Cheromi ? observed a number of the houses had shingle roofs which I was informed is by no means an uncommon substitute for thatch on this range. In the evening I heard from a Naga of Gallomi that the Manipuries had turned back after burning three villages to the ground. He states that the reasons of their retreating is because they have heard of our advance and are afraid of our cutting them off. So our action has done some good at all events.