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: Murray
location: Nian Aopao Yang-Am (Yongam) Longmien Totok (Totok Chingnyu) Chinglong Chonyu Sowa Chen Chonyu Chinglong
date: 7.5.194231.8.1942
person: Pawsey/ C.R.Archer/ W.G.
date: 25.4.19471946-1948
refnum: 13:2
text: Murray's report. 7/5/42.
text: 1. Nian were fishing and an Aopao man came along. They fired at him and wounded him slightly.
text: 2. Aopao ambush took Yongam head thinking it was Nian (see above).
text: 3. Feb. 18th - Longmien killed 5 Totok and got 4 heads. (Chingnyu) Chingnyu demand Longmien should be burnt.
text: 4. Chinglong killed three Chonyu and wounded another on 27th April in Totok territory. No excuse offered. Conclusion. Chinglong and Longmien should be burnt. Others may be settled. Troops needed at Wakching. Further report dated 18/5/42.
text: 15/5/42 Longmien came in. No report. Only one Morung involved. Chinglong, Rs. 1000/- fine suggested. Paid 20/5/42. Nian pay Rs. 100/- to Aopao. Aopao pay Sowa 50/-. Peace sworn. Aopao pay Yongam 150/- and Govt. 100/-. Peace sworn in July.
text: July: Longmien still didn't come in and frontier closed for them only. (It had previously been closed to all with effect from 5th May). In August Longmien paid 850/- (3 mithan and 10 guns remain and paid on 9/8/42.) Peace sworn but Totok would not accept 500/- .
text: 31/8/42: Chen took 2 heads from Chonyu (This village ambushed by Chinglong).