Relationship of Britishers with the tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
The relationship of Britishers with the different tribes is given below according to the tribes:
-The Monpas under the Sath Raja( 7 Kings) made frequent trouble in the british territory of Darrang in between 1830-40 AD. But in 1843-44, the Sath Raja and his representativesof Tawang Assembly met Captain Gordon, Assitant to the Governor General Agent, and formally relinquished all claims to the land of kariapara Dwar in exchange of an annual payment of Rs. 5000/-.
-In 1852, the British protected the Gelling Raja from trouble made by the Tibetan Government by reconciling him into Tawang Raja in 1861.
-In 1872, the boundary between Assam and Monpas was formally laid down from Deosam River on the west to the Rowta on the east.
-In 1880, the British settled the dispute of monpas with the Bhutanese people.
-In 1914, Captain Neville, the then Political Officer of the Western Section of North East Frontier Tract had visited Tawang and in the same year Indo-China border was fixed.
-Captain Lightfoot, who was incharge of Balipara Frontier Tract as political Officer visited Tawang in 1938. The Assam Rifle out post was established at Dirang in 1944.
-The British knew the Sherdukpens as Bhutiya of Char Duar(four passes) and their Chief as Dorji Raja. They used to collect land tax from the plain since the Ahom days.
-In 1826, Captain Mithie, the British authority of Darrang ordered them that they have right to collect revenue and paid Rs. 2,527.70 as compensation of land but it was stopped in 1839.
-In 1887, the Sherdukpen Chief met the Deputy Commissioner of Darrang and discussed about boundary between Sherdukpen and Assam. The Chief was satisfied in the discussion with him.
-In 1934-35, the Sherdukpenclashed with Chazzin of Tawang Dzong who was claiming a third party of the annual posa received by the Sherdukpen from the Britishers.
-In 1941, Assam Rifle outpost was established at Rupa.