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 continue. Raima is not killed, but a few days later four of his pigs are killed. Perewa, who had been 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?
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