Indonesian Papua Tribes

Two Tribes Go To War

PapuaOne of the tribes dancing during the Papua Festival in Wamena.

In the old days and maybe even now at some remote places in Papua war can happen at the slightest provocation. A simple act of plucking a fruit from another tribe can trigger a fight. Kidnapping or worst, raping another tribe’s woman will result in a war between the rival tribes. Even if you fall in love with her it will not guarantee a happy ending as village elders will be certainly against this. And stealing the village most precious procession of piglets will be the start of a full-scale war. Continue reading