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: III. The Eastern Angamis
medium: reports
ethnicgroup: Angami <Eastern
location: Phulami (Pholami) Guezotomi
date: 1889
date: 1890
text: 33. Pholami. This tribe except in one instance, gave no trouble. This was a case of murder or culpable homicide in which owing to a dispute about land, an old man of Guezotomi village was killed by a party of Pholami men. The case was decided in Kohima. The alleged assailants of the deceased man appeared before the Deputy-Commissioner and took an oath that no deadly weapons had been used by them. The village was fined Rs.400 for the outrage and the money was paid up within a week without any necessity for employing force. The Eastern Angamis had no quarrels of importance either with the independent villages east of them or with any of the villages in British territory proper.
text: When the Deputy-Commissioner visited the country in December and January 1889-90, the headmen expressed themselves as willing to pay revenue whenever it should be demanded and there can be no doubt that the villages are all able to pay.