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
caption: Konyak wars
medium: notes
person: Chongpho/ of PhomchingHongpe
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Phomching Yacham Urangkong Mongnyu Yungya Hukpong Nian (Ngang) Aopao (Chongwe) Longmien Choha Chonyu Chinglong
date: 20.9.1932-14.12.1932
person: Pawsey/ C.R.Archer/ W.G.
date: 25.4.19471946-1948
refnum: 13:2
text: S.D.O's no. 831G dt. 20/9/32: (1) Chongpho of Phomching beheaded Hongpe a Yacham man who had lived many years in Urangkong. Chongpho's father had lost his head when Phomching were treacherously attacked by Urangkong on their way back from attacking Yacham. War between Phomching and Urangkong followed. Mongnyu joined Phomching and got 50 Urangkong heads. War then stopped. If war starts again these three villages only will be involved. D.C's advice to settle quarrel.
text: No. 923G dt. 14/10/32 & no. 392G dt. 21/10/32: (2) Yungya constantly attempting to attack Hukpong warned not to do so. (3) In continuation of (1) In return for Hongpe's death a woman of Phomching killed. Parties being now all square are advised to keep quiet. Will probably settle down.
text: D.C's no. 3726G dt. 10/12/32: (4) (A) Ngang V Chongwe (Aopao)
text: Longmien
text: Choha
text: (Chinglong wanted to help Chongwe but now demand fine from Chongwe for breach of their neutrality).
text: Totok V Angphang
text: Chonyu
text: "Its (this area's) great distance from Mokokchung makes it most difficult to supervise".
text: "I would propose that I now be allowed to issue definite orders on behalf of Government that the use of guns in warfare is prohibited in our control area and that any village disobeying this order is liable to be fined and visited by a punitive column if the fine is not paid".
text: S.D.O's 1202G dt. 14/12/32: (5) In continuation of (2) above - Tamchi Morung of Yungya got a head from Hukpong. D.C. asked for orders that men responsible should be handed over to Govt. (It seems that six men were sent to Kohima.)