The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

printed - Tour Diary of the Deputy Commissioner for 1873 (John Butler) volume three

caption: complete survey of the watershed from Tellizo Peak; Nagas from Reme ask Butler to visit them
medium: tours
person: Laro/ of ParulThomsonLosamin/ of Meguemah
location: Solepe Mt. (Tellizo Mt.) Reme
date: 3.4.1873
person: Butler
date: 17.2.1873-11.4.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 3rd April. Halted. This morning's work has completed the watershed from Tellizo Peak in Lat. and Long. up to a Peak north-east of Shiroi farar in Lat. 25.6" - 13" Long: 94" - 36"-40" making a total of about 110 miles of main watershed completed.
text: Laro, a Naga of Parul or Mahamai, told me and Thomson in course of conversation that his village had been destroyed about three years ago and 73 of the houses burnt to the ground by a large party of Nagas from Megurmah Katsume and other neighbouring villages on account of an old feud.
text: [8] In the evening I received a visit from some of the Nagas of Reme who said they had come to escort me to their village which they were very anxious indeed I should go and visit. These are the same fellows who wanted me to go on to their village on the occasion of our visiting Yemai. However I told them I was now off back to Samaguting but would come and visit them next year. Before they left I took the opportunity of asking them whether they had yet heard why the Shipvomah men had turned out to attack us and they told me that one Losamin of Meguemah acting under Manipur instructions had instigated the Shipvomah men to act as they had etc.