MIMPI KEDU LANG NGINDANG
Ditulis Benedict Sandin
Nyadi Kedu ka beensumbar Lang Ngindang nya tuai Dayak di Batang Skrang ke bebunuh ngelaban Perintah ari taun 1879 ngagai taun 1881 di Nanga Bunu enggau di Bukit Stulak. Sereta udah abis pegachau Lang Ngindang, orang Skrang lalu diau bebaik datai ka sahari tu. Nyadi Lang Ngindang tu tau serang, lalu apin iya empu angkat ngelaban Perintah Raja Sarawak, iya suah bendar nulung Perintah ngaluska menua, baka betempu enggau bala Aji di Sungai Langit. Iya bisi mimpi lalu mimpi iya baka tu:
Lebuh iya berumah di Nanga Bunu, sakali iya beban perau pangayau ba pah Bukit Ensanga, antara Ulu Tebat enggau Ulu Buai pati Padeh, enda jauh an rumah iya di Nanga Bunu.
Sereta kayu udah tembu tebang, iya berasai bendar lelak, nya-alai iya lalu ngali ka diri baruh dan kayu ke ditebang. Iya natka diri. Lebuh iya gali dia asai sepi iya, iya tak engkadah lalu meda rumah orang atas iya. Indu siku peda iya bisi nyenguk ari mua penyawan enda ngasuh iya agi nebang kayu sabelah nya dia, enggaika ninggang pisang enggau tebu sida. Iya madah ka diri enda nemu bisi rumah orang dia. Ninga jaku indu, iya lalu nanya ka sapa empu rumah. Indu madah ka nya rumah orang Gelong Batu Nakung Nyingit Nyingong Ngelentik Punggang. “Niki meh Kedu, bisi Tutong ditu,” ka indu. Kedu lalu asaika niki ke rumah. Datai iya di tengah rumah, iya lalu diasuh Tutong duduk. Iya pan lalu duduk dia.
Ka Tutong, “Badu agi nuan betebang ka utai ngelingi rumah kami, enggai ka utai tanam kami abis tinggang kayu nuan. Enti nuan bisi utai deka ditebang dia, nuan enda tau enda madah ngagai kami dulu,” ka Tutong madahka Kedu. Kedu madah ka diri enda nemu bisi rumah orang dia, nya-alai iya nebang kayu semak nya ka perau pangayau iya.
Ko Tutong, “Ka agi tu ila, enti nuan bisi pangawa nuan enda tau enda ngangau ka kami. Enti nuan madah ka kami, kami enggau nuan ngereja pangawa.” Kati ko jalai aku madah ka kita?” ka tanya Kedu. “Eh, bunuh ka manuk, gaga ka piring, udah nya kangau ka kami, nya baru kami datai,” ka Tutong.
Tutong madahka Kedu deka tau serang laban iya udah ka Gelong. “Enti nuan mansang nyerang, nuan enda tau enda ngangau ka karni,” ka Tutong. Udah tembu Tutong jaku nya, alai Kedu dani nemu diri bemimpi. Nyadi bala peturun Lang Ngindang enggau bala iya ke pindah ari Skrang diatu mayuh di Bawang Asan, Sibu.
Jerita Kedu Lang Ngindang
Kedu “Lang Ngindang”, a Skrang chief who lived at Nanga Bimu, opened a feud with the Kantu’ people of Merakai by attacking them with a large force. Due to this Mr. Maxwell, then the Resident at Simanggang, with the help of OKP Nanang of Padeh, Penghulu Minggat and Chulo “Tarang” of the Kalaka and Jebu and Utik of the Bangat, Skrang, attacked Kedu “Lang Ngindang” at Nanga Bunu in 1879. During the fighting OKP Nanang’s brother Unting and their nephews Senabong and Timban, the sons of the deceased Aji displayed notable bravery, because they wished to avenge their father’s death in 1858; Aji’s head was at that time still in the hands of a Skrang Iban.
After he had been defeated at Nanga Bunu, Kedu “Lang Ngindang” and his leading warriors, Uching “Kesulai Tandang”, Aming “Ijau Kemelang” and many others, including Sigat of Tanjong, Basek “Tengkujoh Darah” of Nanga Tanyit, Dunggau of Nariga Murat, and Busut of Enteban, fled to fortify themselves on the summit of Stulak hill. After the Rajah had defeated them there in 1881, Kedu “Lang Ngindang” and his warriors surrendered to the government forces. Some returned to the Skrang while many others migrated with Kedu “Lang Ngindang” to the Kanowit, after he had been asked to deposit 10 valuable jars as security for his good behaviour. Kedu “Lang Ngindang” refused to go back again to the Skrang as he did not want to see the faces of some of the Tuans (European Officers) in Fort Alice at Simanggang as he made peace. He decided to make peace at Sibu instead.
From Stulak hill Kedu “Lang Ngindang” moved again to live with his followers at the mouths of the rivers Tebalong and Kesit in Entabai. Years afterwards all of them dispersed again, and Kedu “Lang Ngindang” moved downriver and lived till his death of old age at Bawang Assan. His grandson Gani lived at Bawang Assan till he died in 1959. The rest of his followers mingled with other Skrang and Saribas Iban who had migrated to the Julau and Entabai Rivers before and after the Sadok defeat in 1861. Before these migrations, the Julau and the Kanowit were already peopled by Skrang, Lemanak and Saribas Iban under the leadership of well-known chiefs like Mujah “Buah Raya” who had fought against the Tuan Muda, Charles Brooke in 1858; and Lintong “Moahari”, who had reinforced Aji in his attack on Betong Fort and finally joined him in attacking the Government forces on their way to Sadok later that year.