The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: the Manipur revolt
caption: Manipur
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Foreign Affairs
caption: disarmament of the population
medium: reports
person: Maxwell/ Maj. H. St. P.
date: 1891
date: 1892
text: "5. As soon as the British troops occupied Manipur, the Officer Commanding the Field Force issued an order disarming the population, and over 4,000 firearms have been surrendered and broken up. Of this number, about 100 have been recovered from the hill tribes; and I estimate that they must still possess quite 1,000 guns, which can only be recovered by compulsory measures and a general disarmament of all hill tracts on this frontier of India. The Kukis, who are fairly well distributed throughout the hill tracts, possess most of these guns, as it was the policy of the late Darbar to arm its Kuki subjects and employ them to keep in subjection the numerous Naga tribes.