The Maori Tribe

from the Whale Rider

Maori Traditions and Culture

  • only allow men can fish because it is sacred ground
  • their infant's imbilical cord are dug in the ground as a symbol to be one with their tribe
  • only men can be chiefs because they think men are more important than women
  • women are only useful for cooking meals, taking care of the children, and aid the husband

The Relgion and gods of Maori

  • Believe whales are like gods
  • Transcendentalism
  • Pantheism

Maori Today

  • they don't haf to be in their tribe if they want to
  • many Maori people use technology such as cell phones, laptops, and modern automobiles
  • most of them are liberal and don't like to wear Maori clothing, instead they wear clothing from any modern store

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