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: attacks on the stockades at Samaguting and Pipima
medium: reports
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Samaguting Priphema (Pipima)
date: 19.10.1879
person: Maitland/ Capt. P.J.
date: 1880
person: India Office Library, London
refnum: IOR L/MIL/17/18/24
text: While the main body of the insurgent Nagas had been endeavouring to take Kohima, another band had attacked the stockade at Samaguting. This was on the 19th October. The assailants being easily repulsed, no further attempt was made on that post. At Piphima, however, the stage half way between Kohima and Samaguting, the stockade was burnt by the Nagas, and about 4,000 rounds of ammunition captured. The guard at this place, consisting of twelve frontier, police under a head constable, appear to have abandoned their post. Eight were killed, five only escaping to Samaguting.