The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: advance to Kohima
caption: Historical Summary - The Hills Districts
caption: siege of Kohima
medium: reports
person: Johnstone/ Col.
location: Kohima Wokha
date: 10.1879
date: 1882
date: 1883
text: When this news reached Kohima, preparations were made to resist attack. The sub-divisional officer was summoned from Wokha, 57 miles distant, and arrived with his force of sepoys and police on the 19th October. The stockade was besieged by the Nagas from the l6th to the 27th, when the garrison, who were reduced to great straits for want of food and water, were relieved, and the siege raised, by the arrival of Colonel Johnstone, Political agent of Manipur, with a force of 2,000 Manipuri troops and his own escort of 30 sepoys and a few police.