Similarities Between Maoris And Native Americans

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Firstly, let’s view the similarities between the Maoris and the Native Americans. To begin with, these two indigenous groups were similarly viewed by the settlers. They were considered negatively odd by the settlers. The Maoris were considered less bright. Hence, the English settlers generated violence that lead to massacres. They wanted to have control over the Maoris people themselves. Likewise, the white settlers thought the Native Americans were less intelligent because they couldn’t build proper houses, and so treated them as the inferior group in the society. Not only that, but both groups were taken advantage of in terms of land and trading. For instance, the Maoris’ officials would let the settlers have a piece of their land, in exchange for goods. Also, the Native Americans traded their lands for goods that the settlers had. The problem here is that both settlers traded small goods for larger pieces of land, with much…show more content…
I believe that they are the true citizens of their countries, and are worthy of their land, rights, and all the other things that follow. In my opinion, the Maoris were more successful than the Native Americans for many reasons. Firstly, their language is now considered an official language just like English. Not only that but their songs, dances, and traditional carving are being taught in schools, just like any other materials taught. Lastly, the Maoris still live in New Zealand and managed to keep their cultures and traditions for a long period of time (they make up 9.2% of New Zealand). The Native Americans are less successful, because their culture is slowly disappearing now! The Native Americans are working very hard to keep the various languages they speak in their communities, but Unesco categorized it under the endangered languages category. Thus, it will not last in the next 100
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