Redemption Songs: A Life of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki
Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki was one of New Zealand’s significant nineteenth century leaders. In both war and peace, he sought to redeem his people and the land. Yet his reputation as a guerrilla fighter, a feared opponent of colonial forces with a price on his head, for generations obscured his purposes and his achievements. The causes of Te Kooti’s struggles are larger than personal injustice: he fought a war against land confiscation and illegal land purchases. This award-winning biography, originally published in 1995, shifted public perceptions of this remarkable man.
Winner of the Montana Book of the Year Award 1996
Judith Binney was the author of many award-winning histories, including ENCIRCLED LANDS: TE UREWERA 1820-1921 (2009).