Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki (Gisborne, c. 1832-1893) Rongowhakaata iwi.
Guerrilla fighter, leader of men and the founder of the Ringatu religion (The Upraised Hand). After escaping from penal exile in the Chatham Islands, Te Kooti and followers exacted a number of murderous raids upon settlers and maori in the Bay of Plenty region sparking a huge tho' unsuccessful manhunt throughout the Urewera. Eventually pardoned (1883) he continued to spread the Ringatu message and fight for the return of appropriated land.
Edition: 25 plus AP's - Signed & Numbered
Size: 61cm x 50cm Image: 54 x 41.3cm
Stock: Arches Velin Museum Rag 315gsm - 100% cotton Rag