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Episode 2 l Maori Life before the arrival of Europeans
Updated: 5/4/2020
Episode 2 l Maori Life before the arrival of Europeans
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  • Maori had a system of laws and rules in the same way that we have a system of laws and rules today. Everybody knew what those laws and rules were, and that they would probably be punished if they misbehaved.
  • Hey look honey, a new rule!
  • Aren't there enough already?
  • Children were treasured by all the whānau. Grandparents helped care for children. It was important for children to learn the value of cooperation at an early age. Children had to learnabout, hunting, gathering food, making their clothes, and recognizing plants and animals.
  • I can make dinner for us, Kura!
  • Come on Tamariki!
  • This is so heavy..!
  • Maori had a very good trading system . Often pigeons and other birds would be traded for seafood and feather cloaks were traded for weapons. One of the most famous things that was traded was poundage, the beautiful greenstone from the South Island. It was wanted by allthe hapu because it was good for making weapons, ornaments, and jewelry.
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