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: surrender of Khonoma; fines; agreement to pay revenue, provide labour and appoint a headman
medium: reports
location: Kohima Khonoma
date: 27.3.1880
date: 1882
date: 1883
text: On the 27th March the fort above Khonoma submitted and the war was at an end. Fines in grain, cash and labour were imposed upon those villages which took part against us; the Nagas had to surrender the firearms they were known to possess, and in some instances the removal of a village from a fortified and inaccessible crest to a site below was directed. Khonoma was razed to the ground, and its site occupied by an outpost. From all villages an agreement was taken to pay revenue in the shape of 1 maund of rice and 1 rupee per house, to provide a certain amount of labour annually for State purposes, and to appoint a headman who should ber responsible for good order and for carrying out the wishes of Government.