The Whale Rider

by Brett and Josiah

Maori Wars

  • Fought against the British
  • Took place in the mid-1800's

Maori Language

  • Maori is an Austronesian language.
  • Brought to New Zealand by polynesian people.

Maori Culture and Traditions

  • The culture revolves around singing, dancing, carving, and weaving.
  • When someone dies, ancient rituals, myths, legends, and songs are passed on to the younger generation.