The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - 'Report of the Survey Operations in the Naga Hills 1875-1876' by Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe

caption: demand that the murderer of Lt. Holcombe be surrendered
medium: tours
person: Ponghi/ of SenuaHolcombe/ Lt.
location: Vinyu (Ninu) Senua
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 51. One man, Ponghi, of Senua, who had been concerned in the massacre of Lieutenant Holcombe's party last year, had taken refuge in Ninu, and the Ninu men having repeatedly during the past year refused, on our demand and that of Senua, to surrender him, I was instructed to again demand him, should the evidence collected on the spot go to prove that Ponghi was certainly still at Ninu. I therefore directed these chiefs to send messengers to Ninu demanding Ponghi's surrender, adding that I should be away at Joboka two or three days, that if I found Ponghi in my camp on my return, well and good; if not, we should proceed to Ninu ourselves.