Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, part 1 "Who are the Maori" By,Georgina Chavez 1-12-12 Period 8th Culture and Geograpahy. MR. Ruben Meza
New Zealand is a large island in the south Pacific Ocean Off the south east coast os Australia.
Some Contemporary Maori are traditional ,some live non-tradtional modern lives.
- One Tradition of the maori culture is the Haka war dance The dance however is now a performed for ceremonial purposes, not war.
- Another tradition of the Maori is Ta Moko: tattooing or painting the face and body with dark arching patterns.
- Traditional Maori culture is truly interesting and creative with their own art work.
Sadly like other conquered indigenous peoples many Maori struggled with poverty, alcholism and drug abuse.