This book is a compilation of twenty-five years of fieldwork with a group of Maori. It is an examination of oral histories, notebooks of songs, diaries, accounts of pilgrimages, and life histories. Critical issues are addressed including written and unwritten histories, colonialism, gender, and membership in Maramatanga. This book examines in great detail what scholars of New Zealand have grown to understand, there is no monolithic Maori voice.
Karen Sinclair is a professor of anthropology at Eastern Michigan University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Narrative: Te Karere Chapter 2 The Dispensation of Colonialism Chapter 3 Mere Rikiriki at Parewanui: The Genesis of the Maramatanga Chapter 4 Mareikura, Maungarongo, and the Development of the Maramatanga Narrative: Hine Ataarangi Chapter 5 Growth and the Emergence of a New Generation Narrative: Pinenga Chapter 6 Expansion and Consolidation Narrative: Hoana Chapter 7 Pilgrimages to Waitangi Narrative: Raana Chapter 8 Te Umuroa and the Tira Hoe Waka Narrative: Matiu Chapter 9 Conclusion: The Tradition of Propecy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Chapter 10 Appendix 1: Kinship Diagrams 1-6 Chapter 11 Appendix 2: Nationally Recognized Waiata from the Maramatanga Chapter 12 Appendix 3: Flags of the Movement Chapter 13 Appendix 4: Interviews, Research, and Notebooks Chapter 14 Glossary