The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - Chapter II, 'Detailed Report on the Naga Hills Expedition of 1879-80', Capt. P.J. Maitland

caption: British protection against tribal attacks
medium: reports
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Samaguting
date: 1874
person: Maitland/ Capt. P.J.
date: 1880
person: India Office Library, London
refnum: IOR L/MIL/17/18/24
text: There were also symptoms of a growing tendency among some of the sections, naturally at first among the weaker and more peaceably inclined, to seek our protection, and place themselves directly under our authority by voluntarily offering to pay revenue. The example was set in 1874 by villages near Samaguting, and as they were found to experience immunity from attack, and were thus enabled to extend their cultivation, others followed the example.