hongi hika

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  • Hongi Hika


  • 17721828

The Ngāpuhi rangatira Hongi Hika became a pivotal figure in New Zealand history. He was a skilled and driven leader in war and trade, and his actions had far-reaching consequences.

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Musket Wars

  • Musket Wars

    Thousands of Māori died in the intertribal Musket Wars of the 1810s, 1820s and 1830s. Muskets changed the face of intertribal warfare, decimating some tribes and drastically altering the territorial boundaries of others.

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  • Page 3 - Beginnings The Ngāpuhi chief Hongi Hika is usually seen as responsible for beginning the Musket
  • Main image: Mātakitaki Pā

    The site of a very costly lesson for Waikato during the Musket Wars.