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
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Aichisagami Yachumi Seromi Yehimi (Yehim)
date: 9.1905
person: Reid/ W.J.WilliamsonArcher/ W.G.
date: 27.9.19051946-1948
refnum: 13:1
text: (g) In September 1905 three men of Aichisagami, a Sema village recently annexed, went to Yachumi to trade. They were attacked, and one man was killed on the spot. One escaped by flight, and the third owed his life to the intervention of one of the headmen of Yachumi, who also did not allow the body of the murdered man to be mutilated. The village of Yachumi formerly paid tribute to the Sema confederacy to which Seromi, Yehim and Aichisagami belonged, and this payment ceased only when these three villages were incorporated in British territory last year. This case is now under the consideration of the government.