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: trans-frontier raids from 1920 to 1946
medium: notes
person: Bisha/ of UrangkongHongpe
location: Sowa (Shuwa) Aopao (Chongwe) Nian (Ngang) Longmien Choha Chinglong Urangkong Agching Shakchi Yangpi Phomching Lekhang
date: 11.12.1931-6.12.1932
person: Pawsey/ C.R.Archer/ W.G.
date: 25.4.19471946-1948
refnum: 13:2
text: A.P. pol. 8378 dt. 11/12/31: (1) Approves action of D.C. regarding killing of a Shuwa man by Chongwe.
text: D.C's no 213MG dt. 19/5/32: (2) Reports quarrel. Ngang + Longmien & Choha (have joined in against orders) versus Aopao (Chongwe).
text: S.D.O's 434G dt. 2/7/32: Longmien have taken an Aopoa head. Later Chinglong want to join Aopao. Chongwe got a Ngang head. Last year Chongwe got 3 Choha heads by treachery, while Chinglong were entertaining Longmien and Choha. Three month ago Ngang got the head of a Chongwe woman. Arbitration suggested by D.C. or S.D.O.
text: S.D.O's 832G dt. 20/9/32: (3) Sowa bought a boy from Hongpe and Bisha of Urangkong and killed him. The boy was sold by Agching because he burnt the village. (Hongpe was killed three days after he sold the boy. S.D.O's no 831G.) Enquiries to be made. Later it transpired the boy came from Shakchi via Yangpi and Phomching and was sold because he was a half-witted thief. D.C. thinks Sowa should pay four mithan as a fine.
text: S.D.O's no. 1080G dt. 18/11/32: (4) Ref. (2) above. Chongwe got two Longmien men. Longmien got one Chongwe man. Longmien and Nganching got one Lekhang girl. D.C. replied no guns to be used.
text: S.D.O's no. 1171G dt. 6/12/32: Guns are being used and he will call in the parties to Wakching in January.