Author(s): David McCan
Whatiwhatihoe investigates a complex bundle of issues often referred to simply as a tribal "resource claim" but that really concern factors spanning the total social, political, and economic spectrum. Whatiwhatihoe tracks the origins and history of the Waikato raupatu claim, focusing particularly on the ways the claim has been handled.
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"This book tells the struggle for justice in which our people were engaged from the time their lands were confiscated in 1863 till the crown agreed to a settlement in 1995. Every family in Waikato has its own account of this history but out there, beyond us all, there was a public record and it is that which this book contains."