The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Nagas
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: the trans-Dikhu tribes adjoining the Naga Hills district
medium: reports
location: Letam Chare (Char) Longmisa Alisubo Tatai-umbong
date: 1901
date: 1902
text: The usual feuds, resulting in raids and counter-raids, prevailed among the trans-Dikhu tribes adjoining the Naga Hills district, but they refrained from molesting British subjects. A party from Letam, however, made use of the Longmisa path on our side of the Dikhu, to make a raid on the trans-Dikhu village of Char, in the course of which they killed a man of the latter village. The Char people complained of the facilities granted by Longmisa, but on enquiry it was established that the latter village was ignorant of the passage of a party from Letam. No action was taken, as the facts described did not disclose sufficient grounds for any interference with the affairs of tribes beyond the area of political control. A deputation from the village of Alisubo (Yuts-u), which is outside the area of control, again approached the Subdivisional Officer of Mokokchung, asking to be taken under British protection. They were raided in March by Tatai-umbong, who burnt the village. It was not considered advisable to interfere.