What were the key moments of Hongi Hika life?

What were the key moments of Hongi Hika life?

Hongi built mutually beneficial relationships with European visitors, and encouraged the establishment of mission stations under his protection. He oversaw a tribal operation growing potatoes. These were traded with Europeans for muskets and powder. On a voyage to England in 1820 he obtained more muskets.

How should Hongi Hika be remembered?

Hongi Hika is remembered as a warrior and leader during the Musket Wars.

What is Hongi Hika known for?

Hongi Hika rose to prominence as a military leader in the Ngāpuhi campaign, led by Pokaia, against the Te Roroa hapu of Ngāti Whātua iwi in 1806–1808. In over 150 years since the Maori first begun sporadic contact with Europeans, firearms had not entered into widespread use.

Is Hongi Hika Hone Heke?

Hone Heke was the missionary-educated nephew of the famous and fearsome Maori warrior chief Hongi Hika, who terrorised many tribes throughout the north of New Zealand in the early 1800s.

How did Hongi Hika impact New Zealand at the time?

Ngāpuhi Chief Hongi Hika was an influential character, with an extraordinary ability to unite different factions of Ngāpuhi. He assembled huge armies (by the standards of the day), provided them with muskets, and went to war against Te Arawa and the people of the Waikato. Much slaughter ensued.

How many Māori died as a result of the Musket Wars?

between 20,000 and 40,000 people
The battles resulted in the deaths of between 20,000 and 40,000 people and the enslavement of tens of thousands of Māori and significantly altered the rohe, or tribal territorial boundaries, before the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

How many Māori signed the Treaty of Waitangi?

On 6 February 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands by Captain William Hobson, several English residents, and between 43 and 46 Māori rangatira.

What is the hapu of Ngāpuhi?

Ngāpuhi has the largest affiliation of any iwi, with 125,601 people identifying as Ngāpuhi in the 2013 census, and an estimated 165,201 people affiliating to Ngāpuhi in 2018 based on 2018 census data. It is formed from 150 hapū/subtribes, with 55 marae.

What is Ngāpuhi mountain?

Story: Ngāpuhi. The magical light from Te Ramaroa mountain first guided Kupe into Hokianga Harbour. Many other sacred mountains support the house of Ngāpuhi, a people who played a central role in Māori history.