Mana Wahine: The Female Moko in Māori Culture

Looks Like New Zealand Culture. Source Notes: 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)

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Waka brought divine gifts to the Maori First Nation. For this reason the waka inspire kotahitanga (unity) even today. My mind wonders that if Hawaii, Rapanui and Aotearoa were all reached by Waka what would have prevented them from reaching the Americas?

Taiaha: This was a favourite weapon in the old fighting days, and warriors were trained until they became remarkably proficient in its use.    When a man armed with a taiaha wished to take advantage of an enemy, he would advance with his weapon at the trail (to), the blade (rau) at  the rear and lowered close to the earth. When near enough to strike, the rau would be quickly raised and the blow delivered.

The most powerful gift to give a chief. Taiaha A Nuku

New Zealand | A cropped image of the original painting of Tamati Waka Nene (c.1785-1871) by Gottfried Lindauer, in 1890. | Tamati Waka Nene was a warrior and chieftan of the Ngati-Hoa tribe in the early 19th century.

Maori tattoos are part of the culture of the Indigenous people of New Zealand. Maori facial tattoos never cross the midline of the face and were used to instil fear in invaders.

New Zealand | Head and shoulders portrait of Maori man, Pekama Titara; wearing a white feather in his hair, kaitaka (finely woven flax cloak); with facial moko (tattoo) | Late 19th century | Photographed by Pulman

George Pulman New Zealand. Head and shoulders portrait of Maori man, Pekama Titara; wearing a white feather in his hair, kaitaka (finely woven flax cloak); with facial moko (tattoo).

Tame Iti.  Maori Activist,  Showman.  Staunch.  Mana Maori.    Maori

How is Ta moko important to Maori culture? Ta moko is important to Maori culture because it shows their status in a tribe. A ta moko t.

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