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: Konyak warfare
medium: notes
location: Longmien Wakching Chinglong (Chinlong) Tsawlaw Totok Choknyu Chen Kohima
date: 30.1.1948
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 13:21
text: 12 noon on 30/1 - news that fighting broken out in Longmien - village on fire - could see smoke from Wakching - Chinlong came in - said there had been a lot of firing early in the morning - not known whether morung v. morung or an attack by Tsawlaw party - wanted orders what to do - advised them to evacuate all women and children at once and authorized them to resist with all possible force any attack (wanted my permission which I gave). 3pm. News came in from Totok that the camp which they had helped a few survivors to erect near Choknyu was attacked last night and every person killed - Totok want permission to attack the party if it comes near them - gave them permission - but told them to wait before attacking Chen itself -
text: Wired to Kohima - for one platoon immediately and 1 mortar 2 bren guns and some bombs.
text: 4pm. Wired to Governor - a copy of the telegram.