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 States and Frontier Affairs
caption: extension of the Inner Line to include coalfields of Makum; civilizing effect of Assam Railways Company
medium: reports
date: 1884
date: 1885
text: 35. The Inner Line was extended during the year in Lakhimpur so as to include the coal-fields of Makum, thereby bringing six Naga, two Duania and four Khampti villages within our territory. The operations of the Assam Railways Company will have a considerable civilising influence among the wild tribes in that region. Nagas from the most remote villages on the Patkoi range are to be found working at the coal-fields, and large numbers are willing to labour if employment be offered to them.