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 Foreign Affairs
caption: 4. Manipur Nagas
medium: reports
ethnicgroup: KukiKacha
location: Henima Inchama
date: 1891
date: 1892
text: 29. Towards the end of April, two of our Kuki villages near Henima made a raid on the Manipur Naga village of Makhui or Inchama. This raid was undertaken with the idea that by making it, they (the Kukis) were helping the "Maharani"! Inchama had killed a sepoy. There is no doubt that a desire for heads was as potent an incentive as the desire to help us. At the time of the raid all the villages round Henima were in a very unsettled state owing to rumours that the Manipuris were meditating an attack on the Henima outpost and had actually got a body of 300 Kukis collected for this purpose just across the frontier. Both villages were heavily fined, as also were two Kacha Naga villages, the inhabitants of which made raids on two small Naga villages just across the frontier.