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: 1888
date: 1889
text: 28. The relations with the Nagas on the frontier of Sibsagar were, as usual, peaceful. Their behaviour was generally satisfactory. They paid the usual visits of courtesy and brought presents of goats, spears, daos, etc. They seem now to thoroughly understand that offenders cannot escape punishment. Five Nagas were criminally convicted for thefts during the year against ten in the previous year. Of these five persons, three were rigorously imprisoned for one month each for stealing betelnuts, tea-leaves and paddy, and the other two were judicially flogged for stealing cattle from the plains.