The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: formation of the Naga Hills district
caption: Historical Summary - The Hills Districts
caption: surveys; death of Butler
medium: reports
person: Gregory/ Capt.Butler/ Capt. J.
ethnicgroup: Lhota
location: Pangti
date: 18691876
date: 1882
date: 1883
text: Captain Gregory, the first officer in charge of the new district, was succeeded in 1869 by Captain J. Butler, whose energetic administration did much to consolidate our power in the hills. Acting in the spirit of his instructions, he received the allegiance of those villages which freely tendered it, but made no effort to include those who were not willing to become British subjects. Much of his time was given to exploration with survey parties; and in 1876 he met his death in a fight with the Lhota Nagas of Pangti, a village in the hills east of the Doyong river.