Taking an in-depth look at distinct aboriginal cultures, these comprehensive volumes balance information about both traditional and modern lifeways. From their history and cultural practices to their religions and the landscapes they call home, discover the intricacies of each featured native culture. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Science Technology and Society; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies. Descendants of Polynesian ancestors, the Maori settled along the coastal regions of New Zealand around AD 950-1130. The arrival of Europeans and urbanization resulted in a cultural integration that continues in modern times. Although many Maori traditions were being lost, modern Maoris have begun to reclaim their cultural identities.