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Ngāi Tūhoe
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Ngāi Tūhoe
Iwi of New Zealand

Rohe (location)Te Urewera
Waka (canoe)Mataatua, Nukutere
Population32,760
"United Tribes" number51
Websitehttp://www.tuhoe.com
Ngāi Tūhoe (Māori pronunciation: [ˈŋaːi ˈtʉːhɔɛ]), a Māori iwi ("tribe") of New Zealand, takes its name from an ancestral figure, Tūhoe-pōtiki. The word tūhoe literally means "steep" or "high noon" in the Māori language. Tūhoe people also bear the sobriquet Nga Tamariki o te Kohu ("the children of the mist"). Contents [hide]

1 Traditional lands
2 The colonial period
3 Tūhoe today
4 Waitangi Tribunal
5 2007 Urewera police raids
6 References
7 External links
[edit]Traditional lands

Tūhoe traditional lands is Te Urewera (Te Urewera National Park) in the eastern North Island, a steep, heavily-forested area which includes Lake Waikaremoana. Tūhoe traditionally relied on the forest for their needs. The tribe had its main centres of population in the small mountain valleys of Ahikereru and Ruatahuna, with Maungapohatu, the inner sanctum of the Urewera, as their sacred mountain. The Tūhoe country had a great reputation among the neighbouring tribes as a graveyard for invading forces.[1] [edit]The colonial period

Tūhoe had little direct contact with the early European settlers.[1] The first major contact occurred when the iwi fought against the settler government in the battle of Ōrākau in 1864. The following year authorities falsely accused Tūhoe of involvement in the killing of missionary Karl Volkner in the Volkner Incident and confiscated the iwi's fertile lands. Tūhoe lost 5700ha of land on its northern border from a total of 181,000ha of land confiscated by the Grey government from Tūhoe, Te Whakatōhea and Ngāti Awa. The Crown took Tūhoe's only substantial flat, fertile land and their only access to the coast. The Tūhoe people retained only harsh, more difficult land, setting the scene for later famines.[2] In 1868, Tūhoe sheltered...
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