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Eruera Maihi Patuone: The Story of a Great Rangatira

Eruera Maihi Patuone: The Story of a Great Rangatira

by Fraser Smith 

Eruera Maihi Patuone lived to be 108 (some say he was 112). Over his long life, he would witness enormous change. Patuone was a boy when Captain Cook first arrived, and he was one of the first rangatira to sign Te Tiriti o Waitangi. As a warrior, he fought with both traditional weapons and muskets. Later in life, he became a peacemaker. Like his cousin Hongi Hika, Patuone was a descendant of Rāhiri, who in turn descended from Kupe.

Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Topics: ancestral wisdom, biography, Captain Cook, Eruera Maihi Patuone, Heki Pōkai, heritage, He Whakaputanga, Hokianga, Hongi Hika, land, leadership, Musket Wars, New Zealand Wars, Ngāti Pāoa, Northern War, power, rangatira, rangatiratanga, Te Tiriti, tūpuna, wars, whānau

In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

Publication date: June 2022

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