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: birthplace of the Aos
medium: notes
person: AdamsMalongmeren/ of Malongyimsen
ethnicgroup: AoSangtam
location: Mokokchung Aliba Chungtia Ungma Lungkam (Longkham) Chuchu Malongyimsen
date: 1.1941
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 6:7
text: When Adams went in Jan. 1941 it was the day the first aeroplane was seen over M'chung. He took with him Aos of the Mokokchung area (Aliba, Chungtia, Ungma, Longkham, Chucan) - sacrificed a large cow - nothing happened - fixed boundaries - within it no tree to be cut - the Aos wanted it reserved as a piece of sacred Ao land - the Sangtams said it was now their land and declined to part with it - they pointed out that the stones were equally sacred for themselves - Adams ordered that it would remain part of the Sangtam village land but no trees within certain limit would be cut.
text: Malongmeren of Malongyimsen - came, pushed the stones down, on the way back fell down ill and died on reaching the village - there was also a big gale the same day.