ANTH203_2015F_Guide_Ongkas_Big_Moka - ANTH 203 Ongkas Big Moka(abridged by N Hayashi Lets watch this video as if you are visiting Ongkas village Setting

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ANTH 203 October 15, 2015 Ongka’s Big Moka (abridged by N. Hayashi) Let’s watch this video as if you are visiting Ongka’s village. Setting : The Kawelka tribe of the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) Characters : Ongka – Main character, ‘Big Man’ i.e., the head of the Kawelka tribe Rumbicore – Ongka’s favourite wife Perua – A member of the Papua New Guinea National Assembly, a Big Man of the Tongka tribe Raima – Ongka’s rival, an aspiring Big Man in the Kawelka tribe (does not appear in this abridged version.) What is happening in the video : Ongka is trying to arrange a moka – a festive ceremony. The guests will be the neighbouring tribe, Tongka , who hosted a moka 10 years ago and gave the Kawelka 400 pigs. So, this time, Ongka wants to give away more pigs and other valuables, including a motorbike. Originally, Ongka’s moka had been planned for the year before; however, his plan did not come to fruition. The video shows how exacting and nerve-wracking it is to persuade people to gather pigs. In this type of community, a leader like Ongka is
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