Legend of Tribal Fight

Jayesta Jack is from Southern Highlands province and she’s in grade 7 (red).

By Jayesta Jack

A long, long ago, the world was once in the age of darkness. In the midst of PNG, there was a little province called Southern Highlands, where the legend of tribal fight was born. The legacy was handed down from generation to generation. They possessed mystical powers to fight against other tribes.

One day, a powerful tribe came and attacked the peaceful little tribe to take their land and rule over them. The peaceful tribe have many young boys but the young boys don’t know how to fight so they took over the land.

The peaceful tribe was under the control and was ruled by the powerful tribe. They took all the young boys and train them to fight.

One day, there was a big fight between that powerful tribe and other tribe so they gather all the young boys to fight against the other tribes. The village was destroyed and houses were burnt down. One young man from the peaceful little tribe killed the leader of the other tribes and when the men saw that their leader was killed, they suddenly put their weapons down and surrender.

The powerful tribes won the fight because of the young man who killed the enemy’s leader. And they ask the powerful tribe to give their land back and it was granted. The peaceful tribe got their land back and live peaceful again on their land.

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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