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

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

A Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and woman doing hongi (traditional Maori greeting) with the Pohutu Geyser behind, Te Puia (New Zeal...

A Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and woman doing hongi (traditional Maori greeting) with the Pohutu Geyser behind, Te Puia (New Zeal...

The Maori people are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand)

The Maori people are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Maori: I believe this dress would have been made out of kiwi feathers and all materials (especially leaves) from the flax plant, that grows abundantly around New Zealand.

Maori: I believe this dress would have been made out of kiwi feathers and all materials (especially leaves) from the flax plant, that grows abundantly around New Zealand.

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!

The Traditional Maori Pukana.   This is where those performing stare wildly & dilate their eyes. It is done by both genders when performing the haka and waiata to emphasise particular words. The culture of New Zealand.

The Traditional Maori Pukana. This is where those performing stare wildly & dilate their eyes. It is done by both genders when performing the haka and waiata to emphasise particular words. The culture of New Zealand.

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

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

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