The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: murders in the Trans-frontier region
medium: notes
location: Kamahu Mokokchung Urangkong (Orangkong)
date: 3.1903
person: Reid/ W.J.WilliamsonArcher/ W.G.
date: 27.9.19051946-1948
refnum: 13:1
text: (b) In March 1903 the chief of Kamahu came in to Mokokchung in obedience to the summons of the Subdivisional Office to report about some guns. On his way back he was waylaid and killed by men of Orangkong, although they were aware of the errand on which he had gone to Mokokchung. No punishment was inflicted on Orangkong, and I cannot help thinking that this event more than anything else gave the Trans-Dikhu villages the assurance that we would not interfere in their quarrels provided they let British subjects alone. At the same time a comparison of Trans-Dikhu outrages previous to and subsequent to this murder cannot unreservedly be used as an argument, as until recently trans-frontier raids were not systematically reported or even recorded.