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Transcript of Moriori genocide
The Moriori is a tribe that lived on the Chatham Islands. The Moriori tribe lived by strict rules and spiritual beliefs, and by a code of non-violence and passive resistance. They are culturally Polynesian. Some people think that they came directly from the Chatham Islands while controversy says they came from the Polynesian Islands.
What is a genocide?
A genocide is the systematic destruction of all or part of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group or more known as killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.
Where was the genocide of Moriori?
The genocide of Moriori was taken place on the Chatham islands, east of the New Zealand archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. They were invaded by the tribe of Taranaki Māori.
By the late 20th century the hypothesis that the Moriori were different from the Māori had fallen out of favor amongst archeologists, who believed that the Moriori were Māori who settled on the Chatham Islands in the 16th century.
Why did this happen?
What really happened?
The european tribe invaded the Moriori tribe, taking hundreds of lives, horses, food supply, and prize possessions from the Moriori settlers. Leading the tribe to cannibalism, eating their own family. Soon the Moriori tribe became "extinct"
The Moriori Geocide happened in the early 1830's.