The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: The trans-Dikhu Tribes
caption: Naga Hills District
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: (c) The Sangtam Tribe
medium: reports
person: Woods/ Capt.
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Yampong Longsa Yangnyu R. (Yangnu R.)
date: 1892
date: 1893
text: Our relations with this tribe have been very friendly during the year. During Captain Woods' tour in December Yampong delayed and only gave a few coolies, but they gave supplies freely. The Deputy Commissioner fined them three mithan for not supplying coolies and the subdivisional officer reports that the gaonburas had come in to say that they were bringing in the fine at once. None of these tribes has attacked or molested our villages or outposts during the year. There appears to be no doubt that amongst themselves there are many more cases of head-taking than are reported to the subdivisional officer, especially amongst the villages close to the Yangnu river. The villages of Longsa paid revenue this year for the first time and the subdivisional officer had no difficulty in realising it.