The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Naga Hills district
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: Lopphemi and Limitsami fined for head-taking
medium: reports
person: McCabe/ Mr
ethnicgroup: Sema
location: Lopphemi Lumitsami (Limitsami)
date: 1887
date: 1888
text: This village was found to have entirely disregarded Mr.McCabe's orders of January 1885 forbidding it to pursue its feud with the Ao village of Nankum. Twenty-five heads were found hung on bamboos in this and the neighbouring village of Limitsami, many having been freshly taken. The headman of Lopphemi admitted that 6 of these were Nankum heads taken since Mr. McCabe's visit. The two villages were fined 10 cattle, 50 spears and 30 daos. The fine was not paid but the Deputy-Commissioner avoided the necessity of having resort to the extreme measure of burning the village by seizing 15 cattle and taking them as a substitute for the whole fine.