The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: exploration of Ao country
caption: Nagas
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: to Molong; missionaries
medium: reports
person: Clark/ Rev.Rovenburg/ Rev.
ethnicgroup: AoHatiguria
location: Tiru R. Molong
date: 28.1.1885
date: 1884
date: 1885
text: On the morning of the 28th, he left camp about 9 o'clock, and crossing the Jhanzi river, marched by the ordinary Naga path to the Tiru river, a tributary of the Jhanzi. This river being also crossed, he proceeded along the level through dense forest till he came to the range of hills. From this point the ascent was long and steep the whole way up to Molong, which is situated on the crest of the first high hill, at an elevation of about 3,200 feet above the sea.
text: Molong is a village of about 100 houses; the Nagas are perfectly peaceful, and to a great extent amenable to the Missionary, the Rev. Mr. Clark, who has now been located amongst them for some years, indeed, some of them, the headmen of the villages included, profess to have embraced Christianity. Mr. Clark was not at the village, having proceeded with some friendly Nagas to meet Mr. McCabe at Nankam. The Rev. Mr. Rovenburg and Mrs. Rovenburg, who had recently come up to Molong, were there and were settling down to their new life among these wild people. The Molong Nagas had huts ready for accommodation, and were obliging and most hospitable.