The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: I. The trans-Dikhu tribes
caption: Naga Hills district
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: Government decides not to establish political control over Naked Nagas
medium: reports
person: Davis/ MrMcCabe/ Mr
ethnicgroup: Naked Nagas
location: Wanching (Tablung) Tamlu Yungya (Yangia) Tongsa Yacham (Yajim) Mongdi
date: 1889
date: 1890
text: 31. In consequence of the decision of the Government of India not to establish at present any fresh area of political control across the Dikhu, these tribes are still practically independent and no interference of any sort took place in their internal affairs. Mr. Davis reports that relations with them have been most satisfactory.
text: Tablung and the naked Nagas. Beginning at the extreme north of the frontier, the Raja of Tablung has made no further attempt since he was fined in March 1889 by the Deputy-Commissioner to levy tribute from our revenue-paying villages and the effect of the establishment of the Tamlu outpost and of the prompt punishment dealt out to Yangia and Tongsa for their raids on this side of the Dikhu, shortly before the Ao country was taken over, has been to completely cow the naked tribe.
text: Representatives from Kongan, Yangia, Tongsa, Pohum and Changku have all been into Tamlu to interview the Jemadar of the Guard there, and men from Wakhong, another village of the same naked race of Nagas, have been to see Mr. Davis and to express their readiness to become subjects of the Maharani.
text: Yajim and Mongdi. Further south, Yajim, punished by Mr. McCabe in 1888 and Mongdi, a village which has always been friendly, have frequently sent in delegates to Mr. Davis when on tour at Susu and Mongsemdi.