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: march through the Barak valley
medium: tours
person: AustinOgle
location: Barak R. Tengephemi Majang Khang Koimani R.
date: 10.2.1873-11.2.1873
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 10th February. Passing through Tengephemi (or Mukang Phimi) we encamped on the banks of the Barak below Maitaiphum. Our road was a capital one throughout but the distance rather long - something over 18 miles I should think. The valley of the Barak down which we came today is one vast rice field. Deer, partridge appear to abound here.
text: llth February. Another long march today brought us into camp on the banks of the Koimani (one of the smaller feeders of the Barak) at a spot called by the Manipuries Majang Khang. The village is situated on a hill some little distance from camp. Our road today followed the river the whole way crossing and re-crossing it at every few hundred yards.
text: Austin and Ogle did not reach camp until 10 p.m. quite tired out and done up with their days work.