Whipscars and Tattoos: The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

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NOTES

Introduction

1. John Gore, quoted in The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery, 4 vols., ed. J. C. Beaglehole (Cambridge: Hakluyt Society, 1955), 1:169.

2. Beaglehole, Journals, 1:170.

3. Ibid., 1:170.

4. Ibid., 1:171.

5. Ibid., 1:281. The first two days of contact were in 1642, when the Dutch captain Abel Tasman sailed into a bay on the south island of Aotearoa and, after a bloody encounter with Ngati Tumata, sailed back out again.

6. Johann Reinhold Forster, Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World (1778; rpt. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1996), 213.

7. Georg Forster, A Voyage Round the World, 2 vols. (1777; rpt. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1999), 1:131.

8. John Ledyard, The Last Voyage of Captain Cook: The Collected Writings of John Ledyard, ed. James Zug (Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2005), 7.

9. Quoted in Anne Salmond, Two Worlds: First Meetings Between Maori and Europeans, 1642–1772 (Honolulu: Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1992), 428.

10. Edward Jerningham Wakefield, Adventure in New Zealand, 2 vols. (London, 1845), 1:2, The first governor of the Australian colony, Arthur Phillip, proposed shipping any convict who committed murder or sodomy to the Maori and “let[ting] them eat him” reasoning that “[t]he dread of this will operate much stronger than the fear of death” (quoted in Anne Salmond, Between Worlds: Early Exchanges Between Maori and Europeans, 1773–1815 [Honolulu: Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1997], 180).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Glossary xv
  • Introduction- Grand, Ungodly, Godlike Men 1
  • Chapter One- Te Ara’s Scars 16
  • Chapter Two- Cooper’s Death Song 37
  • Chapter Three- Te Pehi Kupe’s Moko 73
  • Chapter Four- Melyille’s Furious Life 93
  • Notes 133
  • Index 175
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