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: Longmein - Totok war
caption: reply from Blah to Adams
medium: notes
person: Chingai
location: Longmien (Longmein) Totok
date: 8.11.194626.10.1946
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 13:22
text: To S.D.O. Mokokchung 8/11/46.
text: In Ref. to your memo no. 2081/G dt. 26/10/46.
text: Reply to his 3rd Para.
text: Chingai Dobashi says:
text: Longmien refused to pay the fine of 2 buffaloes. But if the authority demands it - the Longmien will pay the fine - but - even after that they will raid Totok. Even if the Longmein are not fined still they will raid on Totok as a continuing for before hand.
text: So Chingai Dobashi says it is useless to fine them, rather other methods should be adopted to stop the war between Longmein and Totok as the authority thinks fit.
text: Para four: Chingai Dobashi says:
text: It is not the custom among the Konyaks of that group for a village attending a funeral ceremony to destroy the crops of the mourners, nor it is the custom for the mourners to destroy their own crops as a sign of grief.