Gardens of Rongo: Applying Cross-Field Anthropology to Explain Contact Violence in New Zealand

@article{Barber2012GardensOR,
  title={Gardens of Rongo: Applying Cross-Field Anthropology to Explain Contact Violence in New Zealand},
  author={Ian G Barber},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2012},
  volume={53},
  pages={799 - 808}
}
  • I. Barber
  • Published 26 November 2012
  • History
  • Current Anthropology
The scholarship of early-contact violence involving European voyagers and the first peoples of the Americas and Oceania is notable for divergent interpretations and debates around the methods and ethics of historical ethnography, as in the celebrated controversy over Captain James Cook’s 1779 Hawaiian death. Scholars agree that this divergence is exacerbated by reliance on fragmentary or tendentious documentary sources. New research on the “first contact” in 1642 between a Dutch expedition and… Expand
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