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intended delays the event and nearly leads to the Kawelka being attacked. The neighboring tribe (theTongka tribe, one of whom's Big Men is Perewa, a member of the Papua New Guinea NationalAssembly), has heard some Kawelka men sitting in a truck, drunk and singing, as if in celebration. This istaken to be evidence that the Kawelka tribe used sorcery to kill the Tongka Big Man. The traditionalresponse was war and raiding, and both Ongka and his father-in-law have participated in raids in thepast. Ongka calls to some of his relatives who have married into that tribe, giving them a pig for thefuneral/memorial ceremony along with a special branch that marks his oath that the Kawelka hadnothing to do with the Big Man's death. Resolution: The moka is eventually held, but not before othertroubles occur. As stated, rivalry between competing Big Men in the tribe is unending. Raima, one of theother Big Men in Kawelka, disrupts the moka the night before it is to occur by leaking information thatclaims he and his supporters did, in fact, kill the other Big Man in the Tongka tribe by sorcery. Ongka isupset, because Raima has no business bringing the topic up at such a late date, and because theinformation causes a huge commotion among the people. The following day, the day the moka was to be
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History, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea, Ongka, big man, Port Moresby, Moka