The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Naga Hills
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: practice of selling Angami and Lhota children to Kukis
medium: reports
ethnicgroup: AngamiLhotaKuki
date: 1884
date: 1885
text: The practice of selling Angami and Lhota boys and girls to the Kukis was very common some years ago, but has now been effectually checked. During the year, two boys and one girl sold some six years ago, were recovered, but in every instance they had become so attached to their new masters that nothing could induce them to return to their parents' houses. The Kukis do not treat them as slaves, but as ordinary members of their household.