Mari Tribe Case Study

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Social Studies
Maori tribal village Life

Charlize: Before 1840 when the Maori tribes signed the treaty and before the Europeans discovered New Zealand, Maori people lived in tribal villages where they brought up their kids, hunted with their Kurī dogs, fought wars, and grew crops.
The Maori tribes’ way of life was traditional and passed down through many generations…

Dana: Despite their seemingly happy life, some were more benefited than others. The tribe chief was the highest rank and the most respected, the other tribe people were less respected.
Each family slept in a different household, or a sleeping hut. These were made out of strong wood and plants.
Charlize: The Maori migrated from the Polynesian islands in 1250 and 1300 and
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The role of a tribe elder was very important, they were the leaders of the family and made decisions about the family land and education for the children.

Dana: iwi whakapono (Priests)
A priest in a Maori tribe was an expert. They had knowledge of the religion of the tribe and spiritual ceremonies, this information was passed down by generations in the tribe.

kaiwhakaora (Healer)
A tribe's healer have special rituals that they perform to help someone heal or relax. A healer has great knowledge and is respected by all the tribe. Their healing abilities and knowledge are passed down through generations. Charlize: Did the rankings affect what care they were given?
Dana: Yes. In a traditional Maori tribe elders were very respected. Their age, wisdom, knowledge, life experiences and guidance were recognised within the tribe. The elders wisdom was commonly sort out by the tribe people who were looking for answers. Dana: What were the jobs for
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New Zealand was also a much bigger area for them to settle in. The Maori, to make their shelters warmer while adapting to the new environment, had to make houses on the ground instead of on stilts like they did in their old home. Some more dramatic changes they made were: needing to develop warmer things to wear, having to find new ways to fish, build and adapt. The first Maori villages were located around rivers and lakes, where it was easier to fish and collect

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