Legend has it that twelve large canoes each carried a different tribe. Even today, most Maori people can say which original tribe they are descended from

Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

Legend has it that twelve large canoes each carried a different tribe. Even today, most Maori people can say which original tribe they are descended from

Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

Maori carvings of New Zealand KahuroaKahungunu: Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi.

The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand and are known as as daring and resourceful adventurers |  British photographer Jimmy Nelson

Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand and are known as as daring and resourceful adventurers | British photographer Jimmy Nelson

Maori grandmother and her granddaughter outside what looks like their village Wharenui (the tribe's main meeting house) - New Zealand; Love this!

Maori grandmother and her granddaughter outside what looks like their village Wharenui (the tribe's main meeting house) - New Zealand; Love this!

Pinterest
Search