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: Nagas on the Sibsagar frontier
medium: reports
location: Sibsagar
date: 1887
date: 1888
text: 30. In the Sibsagar district the Nagas who frequented the plains during the cold weather behaved very well. The police officers in the frontier outposts have made no complaints against the conduct of the Nagas passing the outposts. The Deputy-Commissioner of Sibsagar was from time to time visited by deputations from Naga villages. The visitors brought with them presents of goats, daos, spears, and other articles, and received in return rum, red cloth, shells and beads as presents from Government. The visits were all of courtesy, with the usual protestations of friendship with the British Government.
text: The following paragraphs relating to the three hill districts, the Naga Hills, Khasi and Jaintia Hills and the Garo Hills, include only subjects which are not dealt with in other sections of this Report: