1200s - 1700s — The People of this Land
Māori lived in small self governing iwi (tribes) around New Zealand, descended from Polynesian navigators who arrived here in the late 1200s.
Māori are tangata whenua - the "people of this land."
Image caption: Heaphy, C. (1977, ca.1850). Lithograph of ‘Rangitoto Id., extinct volcano. No.2, ca 1850” Auckland War Memorial Museum. PD-PR-H43(8).
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