- "Hm. We always thought that bead as worthless. We assumed our ancestors were cheated because they not have concept of ownership."
- ―Singing Wind
- "So we can have the diamond?"
- "No, we do have concept of ownership."
- ―Singing Wind[source]
He didn't like the fact that the Wong family bought their land for a giant diamond because he thought it was worthless and only a bead. He has the power to cause storms by chanting and fly buggalo. He takes his tribe and leaves Mars after finding out that the diamond, which he thought was a bead, was actually worth a lot of money.
He later returned to Mars to reclaim his lost stuff and was surprised that the old ship actually could fly. He informs the earthlings that Mars not Earth was doomed and that was the reason his people abandoned Mars.