The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Manipur
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: the Khampat raid into Burma
medium: reports
ethnicgroup: Tangkhul
location: Khampat
date: 1889
date: 1890
text: 6. This took place in April, shortly after Mr Heath's death. The Khampat Nagas, a Tangkhul village, south-west of the Kongal thana, raided on the Thangum village in Samjok (Burma). No lives were lost, but the Nagas captured several Burmese children and women, and looted some property. These were all brought into Manipur, and, on enquiry, it was found that the Naga grievance was that the Burmans owed them money advanced for buffaloes which had been promised by the Burmese, and never given, and the Nagas declared they had tried in vain to get justice from the Samjok officials at Thangthut, and finally took the matter into their own hands. The captives and the things taken were returned to the Burmese, and the Darbar realised a fine of Rs. 250 from the Khampat Nagas, which was paid over to the Burmese through the Deputy-Commissioner of the Chindwin.