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: Chingai
location: Shengha Chen Sangnyu Zangkam Nyasia (Nyassia) Joboka
date: 15.1.1945
person: Pawsey/ C.R.Archer/ W.G.
date: 25.4.19471946-1948
refnum: 13:2
text: Shagot Post Commander's report dated 15/1/45: Shengha beheaded one and wounded another Mokok and would like to fight CHEN. No action was taken by us.
text: D.C's no. 2975G to Governor's Adviser reported that Sangnyu who had been causing trouble throughout the war had taken 8 Zangkam heads. While they were returning from the plains. This route to plains during war had been kept open by Govt. orders, as long as Americans were at Nyassia. Their withdrawal led to this outrage. Orders to forbid Sangnyu interfering with Zangkam's going and coming to plains requested. Governor's Adviser regarded this as one sided and proposed a visit to combat their anti Govt. attitude. A later report showed the Indian Officer at Nyassia had patched up this quarrel already and the head taking 6 women and 2 male children was most treacherous. Chingai suggested burning a village. Governor's Adviser replied on 17th September 1945 by asking to what Ang did Zangkam owe allegiance. Enquiry showed that the Ang of Zangkam himself was a big Ang; related to Joboka. (No orders seem to have been passed on this quarrel.)