Book

The Maori: volume 2

Printed by H.H. Tombs, limited5 • Published In 1924 • Pages: x, 638

By: Best, Elsdon.

Abstract
This doument is the second part of a two volume work on the Maori, the first part of which is included for this field as (Best. vol. 1) This work begins where vol. 1 left off, starting with chapter 9, a continuation of social customs, and covering primarily the material culture of the Maori, in contrast to vol. 1 which dealt with social organization and the religious aspects of their life. Data covered in this source pertain to birth customs, sickness, death, burial and exhumation, games and pastimes, vocal and instrumental music, the dawn of science among the Maori, war, fortified villages, agriculture, fishing, forest lore and woodcraft, textile arts, personal adornment, and dwellings and storehouses. The author was a well-known specialist on Maori life.
Subjects
Ritual
Burial practices and funerals
Musical instruments
Ethnometeorology
Warfare
Weapons
Military installations
Vegetable production
Fishing
Fowling
Body alterations
culture
Maori
HRAF PubDate
2009
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Polynesia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1963: John Beierle; 2007
Coverage Date
1820-1920
Coverage Place
New Zealand
Notes
by Elsdon Best …
'Published by the Board of Maori Ethnological Research for the author and on behalf of the Polynesian Society.'
'List of authorities quoted': v. 2, p. 593-596
LCCN
24024356
LCSH
Maori (New Zealand people)