The American Missionization of the Nagas
When the British East India Company found tea plants growing in abundance in Northeast India in the early nineteenth century, the discovery brought about a convergence of colonialism, commerce and Christianity (3Cs) or military, money and missions (3Ms) in the region. The Company then established its military and administrative presence in Northeast India (formerly Assam). However, with regard to the proselytization of the region many mission agencies from various Western nations came together and played a crucial role in evangelizing the native inhabitants. The British colonization served to open up the door for Christianity to take a foothold.