waiting at home all summer for the moka takes the truck that had been bought to

Waiting at home all summer for the moka takes the

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waiting at home all summer for the moka, takes the truck that had been bought to be distributed to his tribe at the moka and leaves, returning to Port Moresby to consider matters of national independence. The moka is held finally. In it, 600 pigs, $10,000 Australian dollars, 12 cassowaries, 8 cows and a motorbike are given. The truck has been brought back, washed and decorated with flowers and is 'given' again in the moka. In his speech at the moka, Ongka says, "Now that I have given you these things, I have won . . . I have knocked you down by giving so much." Questions: 1. What does Ongka expect to gain from the moka? He expects to gain some fame and pride for his tribe. Also expects to get recognized for doing a good thing (seen as the big man of his tribe) 2. What is/are the criteria for social status among the Kawelka? Having money, the number of wives one has, number of pigs one owns and the ability to give pigs away in a moka. The more pigs given, the more prestigious they are seen. 3. What functions does a moka serve? Pay back a certain tribe that has given a moka in previous years. Also serves as a peace offering between tribes. Provide some sort or power for his tribe and himself. 4. What skills/attributes must you have to be a successful big man? Ability to persuade individuals to get things done and ability to lead. Also tallness and strength count as factors to be a successful big man.
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