Pare Watene 1878 (you can see the introduction of the black americans, some that fled from slavery to the Indian Nations, where they were accepted, lived free, married and had children)

Pare Watene 1878 (you can see the introduction of the black americans, some that fled from slavery to the Indian Nations, where they were accepted, lived free, married and had children)

A quick reference to the maori shapes and symbols used in some of our jewellery. You can also view it here http://www.pauaworld.com/maori-shapes-and-symbols/

A quick reference to the maori shapes and symbols used in some of our jewellery. You can also view it here http://www.pauaworld.com/maori-shapes-and-symbols/

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia.  In 1893 Meri addressed the Maori parliament to ask that Maori women be allowed to vote for and become members of that body.

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia. In 1893 Meri addressed the Maori parliament to ask that Maori women be allowed to vote for and become members of that body.

Young Maori gentleman, who has quite a finely chiseled profile, in top hat with a silk band.

Young Maori gentleman, who has quite a finely chiseled profile, in top hat with a silk band.

Maori women, New Zealand, c. 1900. They are doing a Hongi which is a touch of the noses. These is a greeting and also sign of respect.

Maori women, New Zealand, c. 1900. They are doing a Hongi which is a touch of the noses. These is a greeting and also sign of respect.

The haka war dance, meant to intimidate the enemy, is one of the best-known cultural traditions of the Maori. These dances are accompanied by song and body percussion created by clapping hands, stomping feet and slapping thighs. The dance itself involves energetic postures representing warlike and aggressive poses.

The haka war dance, meant to intimidate the enemy, is one of the best-known cultural traditions of the Maori. These dances are accompanied by song and body percussion created by clapping hands, stomping feet and slapping thighs. The dance itself involves energetic postures representing warlike and aggressive poses.

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around 1900. Some of her story at the link

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around 1900. Some of her story at the link

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