This concluding chapter narrates how the Wae Rebo inhabitants had rebuilt their communal drum house with a series of rituals. The first ritual required elders to place a chain saw at the base of a central house-post to request permission from spirits, or “those who are the owners of the trees” to fell timbers in the forest. Afterward, the ritual speaker called for chicken sacrifices in the village. These acts including others that followed during the rebuilding have brought together many of the themes of this book; such as: place making, practices of hospitality, the creation of centers for rituals, and communal gatherings.
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