Two contrasting perspectives
About the treaty of Waitangi on the day 6 February 1840
Te Ruki Kawiti
On February 6 1840 in Waitangi, Kawiti refused to sign the treaty. However his people pressured him to sign the treaty so in May 1840 Kawiti reluctantly signed the Treaty of Waitagni. Another reason that he signed is according to him the Maori population was declining so quickly the Europeans would likely get the land anyway.
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