Story: Intermarriage

Marriage between tribes

Marriage between tribes

 This whakapapa (genealogy) for the chief Rangitihi and his descendants includes examples of marriage alliances to resolve inter-tribal grievances. Taiwere of Ngāti Whakaue was married to Tāmiuru of Ngāti Pikiao, and their son Pūkākī married Ngāpuia of Tūhourangi, creating much-needed peace among the three tribes.

Whakapapa from information provided by Paul Tapsell

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How to cite this page:

Angela Wanhalla, 'Intermarriage - Early intermarriage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Angela Wanhalla, published 5 May 2011