Thursday, February 9, 2012
THE TREATY OF WAITAGI
The Treaty of Waitagi was signed, between Maori and Europeans in February 6th 1840. Before the treaty was signed, Maori were fighting in a war against Europeans. Maori traded food for muskets, because the muskets are very powerful to kill European people. Captain James Cook was the first European to sail to New Zealand. France was trying to take over New Zealand. William Hobson (the Governor of Queen Victoria) signed the Treaty for Queen Victoria. When the Maori tribe had all the muskets they attacked the Europeans, but then a treaty came and the Maori tribe signed it and the Europeans.