The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: IV. Naga Hills. Early history
caption: Historical Summary - The Hills Districts
caption: need to defend North Cachar and Mikir Hills from Angami attacks; post established at Samaguting; death of Bhogchand Darogha
medium: reports
person: Bhogchand Darogha
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Asalu Samaguting Priphema (Piphima) Khonoma Mezema (Mezuma)
date: 18461849
date: 1882
date: 1883
text: 96. The defence of North Cachar and the Mikir Hills in Nowgong lying to the north of the sub-division from the attacks of the Angami Nagas was a task, however, which experience proved could not be successfully effected from Asalu. These turbulent neighbours led yearly expeditions into the hills and the valleys of the Jamuna, Diyung, and Dhansiri rivers. Our posts throughout the hills held only the ground they covered, and the Nagas were able to creep by them with impunity. Ten military expeditions were led into the Naga Hills between 1835 and 1851, the greater number of which were to punish raids. In 1846 a police post, under Bhogchand Darogha, was established at Samaguting, on a hill overlooking the Dhansiri Valley south of Dimapur. In 1849 Bhogchand was killed at Piphima in the hills by the men of Khonoma and Mezuma.