HISTORY: 
The First Nation and Maori cultures have a lot in common. Next to their customs and their artistic backgrounds, both these cultures inhabited the American West Coast centuries ago. 

Part of the population carried on to the North and settled in Canada. Another part of the population carried on through Alaska and Siberia in the direction of South-East Asia. These people had mastered the art of seafaring by canoe, which eventually led them to Polynesia where they lived for decades. 

The next generation created advanced hand-made canoes with sails and floats and headed South. Australia was already inhabited by the Aboriginals, which led to the Maori settling in New Zealand (800 aC). Consequently, the two nations have been separated for centuries, yet they are not estranged. The distance between Vancouver and Auckland across the Pacific Ocean is 12.000 kilometer. Yet, these people have preserved their original values and culture, which becomes clear in their relationship with nature, dancing, religion, art and specifically for the Maori the art of traditional tattoos. 

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INTERESTED IN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CULTURES?
In case you are interested to find out more about these unique cultures, we offer you the opportunity to order the following books;
just send us an email at info@artwise.com.
The books are € 49,50,- each and are written in English.

First Nations: Seekers and Travellers – Gary Wyatt

Maori: Manawa Pacific Heartbeat – Nigel Reading & Gary Wyatt

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