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Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture Part_1

  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, Part 1 "Who are the Maori" By William Lee,1/11/11    Period 1,  Culture and Geography Mr.Ruben Meza,2012
  2. 2. The Maori are an indigenous culture of New Zealand
  3. 3. New Zealand is a large island in the South Pacific Ocean off the south east coast of Australia.
  4. 4. Some contemporary Maori are still traditional, some     live non-traditional, modern lives. As you can see the right picture has and modern Maori with a shirt and other clothings
  5. 5. One of the tradition of the Maori culture is the Haka war dance.It is no longer performed before war but is used for ceremonial purposes.
  6. 6. Another tradition of the Maori is the having Tattoos on their body's or around the face with dark arching patterns.
  7. 7. The traditional Maori culture truly is magnificent and has a lot of things different than other tribes.
  8. 8. Sadly, like other conquered indigenous peoples, many Maori struggle with poverty, alcoholism and drug abuse