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: Naga indepedence
medium: notes
person: Imlong ChangPawseyChingai
ethnicgroup: PhomKalyo KengyuChangKonyak
location: Mokokchung Kohima
date: 8.5.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 17:29
text: 8/5 Imlong Chang - claimed to speak for Phoms, Kalyo Kengyus as well as Changs - go in with Aos irrespective of their constitution - accept aid from any source for schools and roads - come under Assam if these are promised - a de-payse Chang
text: Pawsey informed - change of plan not liked by M'chung - and leaving everything to 'the big 5' not relished - M'chung would like to ratify Kohima - but I told them they could do this only by going there - they said they wouldn't.
text: Tribal areas - no contact possible with Phoms, Konyaks or Kalyo Kengyus - Imlong a dangerous spokesman for Changs. Chingai out of action - best if the tribal areas go unheard - owing to rain the difficult country it was impossible to make contact with them on a sufficiently representative basis - and they were unable to go as far as Kohima - no point in letting Imlong run amok.