The traditional response was war and raiding and both Ongka and his father in

The traditional response was war and raiding and both

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taken to be evidence that the Kawelka tribe used sorcery to kill the Tongka Big Man. The traditional response was war and raiding, and both Ongka and his father-in-law have participated in raids in the past. Ongka calls to some of his relatives who have married into that tribe, giving them a pig for the funeral/memorial ceremony along with a special branch that marks his oath that the Kawelka had nothing to do with the Big Man's death. Resolution: The moka is eventually held, but not before other troubles occur. As stated, rivalry between competing Big Men in the tribe is unending. Raima, one of the other Big Men in Kawelka, disrupts the moka the night before it is to occur by leaking information that claims he and his supporters did, in fact, kill the other Big Man in the Tongka tribe by sorcery. Ongka is upset, because Raima has no business bringing the topic up at such a late date, and because the information causes a huge commotion among the people. The following day, the day the moka was to be held, the members of the Kawelka tribe who have married into the Tongka tribe begin a raid on Raima in revenge for his alleged sorcery. Ongka stops them by sitting in the middle of the road. They stop their attack momentarily to listen to his advice, and some of them drop out of the war party while others
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continue. Raima is not killed, but a few days later four of his pigs are killed. Perewa, who had been
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