Warfare in Maori society in the early 19th century. When the Maori tribes obtained muskets in the early 1820s, the inter-tribal warfare which broke out resulted in major massacres and thousands of deaths. This study asks, What is a musket war? Were many of them simply traditional tribal encounters? And what was happening in Maori society at the time?
Penguin Books, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 543 pages. NEW