Maori leadership

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Impact of historical forces

Using the feature Maori leadership and your own knowledge, complete the following chart, which examines some of the specific ways that the lives of Maori were affected by historical forces in the period from 1840 to 1870. Some examples have been given.

Historical force Impact on lives of Maori
Nationalism In response to what they see as European unity, some Maori consider adopting forms of pan-tribalism; others resist and civil wars occur.
Imperialism  
Colonisation European concepts, such as individual ownership, are introduced.
Sovereignty  
War  
Religion Christianity challenges Maori belief systems, e.g., one God versus many, and it challenges practices like utu and cannibalism.
Racism  
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'Impact of historical forces activity - Maori leadership', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/classroom/ncea-level-2-history/impact-of-historical-forces-activity-maori-leadership-in-the-nineteenth-century, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 4-Aug-2014