By the early 19th century, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe and Waitaha had blended into a single tribal entity. The Ōtākou marae on the Otago Peninsula was one of the places where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840. Those who signed were descended from ancestors of all three tribes. Ōtākou remains an important centre of Ngāi Tahu life.
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