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: Rengma fears of Angami at Independence
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: RengmaAngami
location: Kotsenyu
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 2:6
text: Kotsenyu. The village wall (fortifications) had obviously been very recently repaired and trimmed - the Rengmas said 'for cattle' but when I said 'for Angami cattle' they laughed and did not deny it. Rengmas - fear of an Angami Raj on the one hand and an Assam Raj on the other - the latter the lesser of the 2 evils.