The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Nagas
caption: Relations with Tributary State and Frontier Affairs.
caption: missionary's report on raiding; Kansing Nagas feud with Warman Nagas
medium: reports
person: Clark/ Rev. E.Campbell/ Col.
location: Mulungkong Nowgong Kanching (Kansing) Warman
date: 1882
date: 1883
text: The Revd. E. Clark, the Missionary at Mulungkong, brought to the notice of the Chief Commissioner that raids were committed by men of the inner tribes on the Nowgong village of Nagas, who have become Christians, and have given up warfare; also by the Kansing Nagas, who raid to the west of the village of Mulungkong, and therefore pass the path occupied by the Christian Nagas, in consequence of which the latter fear retribution being taken on them by the western tribes on account of their allowing the Kansing Nagas to pass. In one of these raids, the Kansing Nagas massacred 30 Warman Nagas. Shortly after the occurrence, the Warman Nagas came and reported the matter to the Deputy-Commissioner of Sibsagar and made it appear that the attack had been caused in consequence of the demarcation of a forest reserve at the foot of the hills, the Kansing Nagas asserting that the Warman Nagas had sold the land, and had not given a share of the proceeds to them. The Deputy-Commissioner, however, had learned from the Revd. E. Clark that the raid had been committed in consequence of the ill-treatment by the Warman Nagas of three of the other tribe. Colonel Campbell told the deputation what he had learned and they assured him that the facts were not so, but it was explained to them that the facts could be proved.
text: Mr. Clark asked for some guns to be given to the Nowgong Christian village, to be used only on their cultivation, in self-defence, and this the Chief Commissioner accorded. Mr. Clark also asked for the intervention of the Deputy-Commissioner with the Kansing Nagas, and steps have been taken in this direction.