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
location: Wakching Totok (Totok Chingha) Longmien
date: 21.3.1946-20.8.1946
person: Pawsey/ C.R.Archer/ W.G.
date: 25.4.19471946-1948
refnum: 13:2
text: Longmien and Totok Chingha.
text: On 21/3/46 S.A.S. Wakching reported to S.D.O. that Totok Chingha complained that Langmien had taken previously six heads and were now looting and burning crops and field houses etc. S.D.O. warned them that war was prohibited vide D.C's no. 413G dt. 26/12/40 and further reported to D.C. On 20/8/46 that Langmien admitted doing this and defended themselves by saying it was the custom because the death ceremonies of the wife of the Ang of Totok Chingha were being held. Langmien refused 2 Buffs. settlement proposed by D.B's and want to go to war (see papers in 41 and 42) which is forbidden entirely. Say they will go to war whatever happens. Pending with Governor's Adviser as to who should do the actual tour - Tirap or Naga Hills.