Te Kooti

Te Kooti

▪ Maori leader
born c. 1830, Poverty Bay, North Island, N.Z.
died 1893, Bay of Plenty

      Maori guerrilla and founder of the Ringatu religious movement in New Zealand. Imprisoned on the Chatham Islands, he studied the Old Testament and in December 1867 announced that he had been divinely commanded to found a new church. The following year he escaped and for several years led a guerrilla band. He was granted amnesty in 1883.

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