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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

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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

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Maori Tribe - New Zealand. History: The long and intriguing story of the origin of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology.

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Maori tribes The long and intriguing story of the origine of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology. “My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul”

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New Zealand | A cropped image of the original painting of Tamati Waka Nene (c.1785-1871) by Gottfried Lindauer, in 1890. | Tamati Waka Nene was a warrior and chieftan of the Ngati-Hoa tribe in the early 19th century.

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Beautiful maori woman: Wetekia Ruruku Elkington. Although 'moko' was used as a form of identification, rank, genealogy, tribal history, eligibility to marry, marks of beauty and much more. It was a choice to receive one.

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The last of their kind: Photographer traveled the world to capture indigenous tribes and their way of life threatened by modernization

Maori: Tatooing is an important part fo the culture for the Maori tribespeople of New Zealand

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Maori girl; wearing Hei Tiki huia feathers in her hair, ear ornament of ribbon, and korowai Late 19th century.

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20 Face Tattoos We Actually Appreciate

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