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secondary goal, usually there is another reason for holding a potlatch such as naming a child or mourning the dead. Aggressive gift giving seems to be more of an apparent motivation in a moka since the gifts are meant to show off the greatness of the one giving them, and the recipient has an implied debt. This can also be seen in potlatches since a group with surplus will hold a potlatch when other groups may be experiencing hard times. This system seems more beneficial though since it is more than giving gifts regardless of current status. It benefits people who are actually in need of the gifts, but it is still a form of aggressive gift giving. 5. a. What role do accusations of witchcraft play in leveling the playing field as far as any one group gaining too much status?Well, an accusation of witchcraft hurts the reputation of an entire group even if only one individual is to blame. In this video though, an accusation of witchcraft is used in a different manor. One tribe leader ruins a moka by claiming
to have used witchcraft to kill a man from one of the tribes at the moka. This action enrages the men of the tribe and they immediately want vengeance against the man, and the moka is ruined. Although Ongka is still able to hold a big moka eventually, this is definitely a set back for him and his tribe.