The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: frontier tribes
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: Naga Hills
caption: Naga Labour Corps
medium: reports
ethnicgroup: LhotaAo
location: Meluri (Melomi) Primi
date: 1916
date: 1917
text: 20. Though there were disturbances beyond the frontier, the relations between Government and the trans-frontier chiefs were most friendly and many of the villages beyond the frontier sent contigents to the Naga Labour Corps for service in France. A tour across the Sibsagar frontier in connection with the payment of compensation owing to the alteration of the Inner Line in 1910 was undertaken and friendly relations were established with several unadministered Naga villages. The villages of Melomi and Primi of their own free-will cleared a trace for a bridle path from the boundary of the district to the Tizu ford. All the Lhotas and the majority of the Semas responded readily to the request for volunteers for the Naga Labour Corps and the Aos also sent a certain number of men.