Games and Pastimes of the Maori

Games and Pastimes of the Maori

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Elsdon Best (1856-1931) was New Zealand's foremost ethnographer of Maori social life and customs. Today, his work remains a unique and valuable record of Maori tradition. Eleven titles have been reprinted.By this act he is supposed to transfer the ha (dexterity, or power) of his opponent to his own ruahine, who seems to act as a guardian or repository of his own ... under the head of haka may well be classified under games requiring manual dexterity, for most of the action was performed with the arms. ... In all activities requiring perfect time keeping and concerted rhythmical action the Maori certainly excels.

Title:Games and Pastimes of the Maori
Author: Elsdon Best
Publisher: - 2005

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