The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Manipur
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: behaviour of hill tribes
medium: reports
ethnicgroup: Kuki
location: Okalong
date: 1898
date: 1899
text: 8. The conduct of the hills tribes was satisfactory, and all orders issued to them were immediately carried out. One murder was committed in the Naga village of Okalong near Kairong, and was hushed up by the villagers, but a little later was discovered by a Lambu, who was visiting the village. A Kuki village near the Cachar border was charged with raiding another Kuki village in British territory, but the whole affair was more of the nature of a family dispute than of a criminal offence. Two Manipur Kukis were killed by Lushais, in whose country they were trading, and two innocent Lushais trading in Manipur are reported to have been arrested b some Kukis of the same clan as the murdered men; the matter was still under enquiry at the close of the year.