The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Nagas on the Lakhimpur and Sibsagar Frontiers
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: Nagas on the Sibsagar frontier
medium: reports
location: Cherideo T.G. Kangon
date: 1897
date: 1898
text: 58. Nagas from the Phoilung, Mullung, Barshima, Khamlung, and Kangon changs paid visits of courtesy to the Deputy Commissioner, Sibsagar, and, as usual, made presents of goats, spears, daos etc. to Government.
text: As in the two previous years, a Military Police guard was stationed at Cherideo to prevent the Nagas of the Kangon and other changs from using the Tiru path. The Nagas gave no trouble, but did not pay any portion of the fine imposed upon them in 1895 for burning the godown of the Cherideo garden.
text: There were six cases - three under the Indian Penal Code and three under the Bengal Excise Act, 1878, - against Nagas in the sadr subdivision, but none of them were of any importance.
text: Besides cases actually brought to trial, there were several thefts of paddy and cattle which, there can be little doubt, were committed b Nagas. A considerable number of stolen cattle are probably disposed of to Nagas by thieves.
text: A complaint of ill-treatment made by some Nagas against the manager of a garden in Jorhat, where they had gone to trade, was on enquiry found to be false.