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Maori

Culture

Location

Definitions
Culture

Learned and shared behaviors of a group


of people.

Ancestors

Relatives that lived before.

Maori
1,200

years ago

Early settlers came to New Zealand from


Pacific Islands.
The name for the island was Aotearoa
(land of the long white cloud)
Traveled to the North and South Islands
by canoes
Their religion was based on worshiping
ancestors

European Exposure

1769

1769-1789

James Cook explored New Zealand and claimed it


for Britain
British settlers began to arrive. Disease spread
throughout Maori population.

1840

British signed treaty with the Maori. New Zealand


became officially part of the British Empire.
Series of wars occurred after this treaty

1947

New Zealand gained independence from


Britain

1998

New Zealand government was forced to


return land that was taken from the Maori.

2014

Maori make up 8% of New Zealands


Population

Practices
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Dance
Haka

Dance is a warlike
dance
Haka means firey words

Its purpose is to
intimidate the enemy
Sticking your tongue
out and eyebrows
raised is a form of
intimidation

Warriors

Tattoos know as Moko


were a symbol of
warriors bravery

Greeting

Hongi
Touch faces so their nose are pressed
Believe spirits mingle through this
gesture

Relationship

All cousins called sister and brother

Relationship

with nature

Guardians of the land


Believe that land will out live humans

Relationship

with relatives

with their ancestors

Connection with their past hasnt been


broken because they honor their ancestors

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