The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Raid by Angamis on Shipvomi
caption: Naga Hills District
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Foreign Affairs
caption: Angami loyalty
medium: reports
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Khonoma Shipvomi Shipvomi
date: 2.1885
date: 1885
date: 1886
text: Nothing has occurred during the past year to throw any suspicion on the loyalty of the Angami Nagas or to indicate that they have any desire to throw off our rule. They still, however, maintain as the Shipvomi raid proves, their warlike and savage instincts and fail to understand or altogether to recognise, the justice of that mildness which characterises British rule. Nevertheless, they remain loyal to the Government and the weaker villages are especially so, as they are protected from that oppression which the larger villages in the olden days used to exercise over them. The rest must be left to time and the fostering care of successive Deputy-Commissioners.