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
medium: reports
person: GaidiliuJadonang
ethnicgroup: KachaYimtsungChangKonyakSemaKuki
location: Henima Sangpurr Cheshorr Longpekurr Noklak Chingmei Hakchang Tobu Phelungre Lazare
date: 1933
date: 1934
text: 15. In the administered territory there was no serious disturbance. The Kacha Nagas remained quiet, though occasional ceremonies seem to have been performed in connection with the Jadonang-Gaidiliu cult, and rumours arose of fresh medicine men who were said to have appeared in the Manipur State or the North Cachar Hills. There is safety in numbers and faith in persons who claim to have magic powers is probably evaporating. Tension between the Kacha Nagas and the Kukis remains, and the outpost at Henima was occupied throughout the year. Villages on which fines of rice or forced labour were imposed were hard hit especially where they failed to cultivate their fields in the belief that the millenium was at hand.
text: Across the frontier the village of Sangpurr raided Cheshorr within the control area, but the raiders were defeated and lost heads to their intended victims. The same fate befell Sema raiders who attacked the Yimtsung inhabitants of Longpekurr and the Yimtsung raiders of Cheshorr who retaliated by attacking the Semas of Phesami also came off second best. Noklak outside the control area took a head from Chingmei inside that area. Some desultory raiding took place between Hakchang and Tobu and between Phelungre and Lazare. The Subdivisional Officer of Mokokchung toured through part of the Chang country in January and the Deputy Commissioner toured in the transfrontier Konyak in February and March. During the later tour a friendly villager was mysteriously killed close to the camp, and there is reason to suspect that some of the transport coolies may have been responsible, though satisfactory evidence is not forthcoming.
text: The behaviour of the Nagas bordering on the Sibsagar district continued to be good.