The Resource Notes on the art of war : as conducted by the Maori of New Zealand, with accounts of various customs, rites, superstitions, &c., pertaining to war, as practised and believed in by the ancient Maori, Elsdon Best ; edited by Jeff Evans

Notes on the art of war : as conducted by the Maori of New Zealand, with accounts of various customs, rites, superstitions, &c., pertaining to war, as practised and believed in by the ancient Maori, Elsdon Best ; edited by Jeff Evans

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Notes on the art of war : as conducted by the Maori of New Zealand, with accounts of various customs, rites, superstitions, &c., pertaining to war, as practised and believed in by the ancient Maori
Title
Notes on the art of war
Title remainder
as conducted by the Maori of New Zealand, with accounts of various customs, rites, superstitions, &c., pertaining to war, as practised and believed in by the ancient Maori
Statement of responsibility
Elsdon Best ; edited by Jeff Evans
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The following notes on war customs, practises and ceremonies of the Maori have been collected by myself from members of the Tuhoe or Urewera tribe, a people who, though numerically small, have ever been noted for their prowess in war".--p. 1
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
355.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Notes on the art of war : as conducted by the Maori of New Zealand, with accounts of various customs, rites, superstitions, &c., pertaining to war, as practised and believed in by the ancient Maori, Elsdon Best ; edited by Jeff Evans
Label
Notes on the art of war : as conducted by the Maori of New Zealand, with accounts of various customs, rites, superstitions, &c., pertaining to war, as practised and believed in by the ancient Maori, Elsdon Best ; edited by Jeff Evans
Publication
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Originally published as articles and notes in the Journal of the Polynesian Society, 1902-1906
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Origin of war -- Causes of war -- Treatment and training of the young -- Signs, omens, prophecy and divination -- Rua koha -- Imu-rangi or papa-kura -- Takiri and tamaki -- Ahi mahitihiti -- Tu-mata-rehurehu, pahuna, hinapo etc. -- Matakite: second sight, prophecy, Maori seers -- Atua Maori (Maori gods) -- Clothing -- Food -- Cannibalism -- Women in war -- Whakatauki: proverbs, aphorisms pertaining to war -- Terms and expressions pertaining to war -- Revenge -- Famous warriors -- Taharua -- Modes of fighting -- Ambuscades and their uses -- Scouting -- Weapons -- Thrusting or stabbing weapons -- Striking weapons -- Projectile weapons -- Para-whakawai --
  • Hoa rakau -- Tau-maraki-tahu: single combat -- The Maori war party -- Tiwha or kara -- On the eve of war -- The virtues of Rongo-takawhiu and of Te Wheawheau -- The wai taua, with its attendant rites and invocations -- Tira ora -- Ngarahu taua: war dance -- Maroro kokoti ihu waka -- Notes concerning young warriors -- War cries -- The attack -- Mataika -- Whangai hau -- Mawe and ahi-manawa -- Battlefields under tapu -- Pokapoka -- Pursuit of enemy -- Prisoners, slaves and vassals -- Wounds -- Cremation -- Pakipaki mahunga --
  • Peace-making -- The umu hiki -- The pa whawhai or fighting pa -- The siege of Operiki -- The introduction of firearms -- Aborigines of New Zealand -- Names of battle or fights: their origins -- Supplementary notes. Avenging a defeat -- Weapons
  • Originally published as articles and notes in the Journal of the Polynesian Society, 1902-1906. -Includes bibliographical references and index. -In 1895, the author spent time in Urewera country with the Tuhoe, the iwi which had had the least contact with Europeans to date. His notes form the basis of this book, supplemented by references to other iwi throughout New Zealand. Includes the origins and causes for war, the place of revenge, training and weapons handling, the attack and pursuit, preparatory rites, signs and divination, clothing and food, women's roles, proverbs and expressions, modes of combat, treatment of the enemy and the dead, and the introduction of firearms
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6443313
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
xii, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780790007823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE35607
  • (NLNZils)651924

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