Story: Musket wars

Musket costs

Musket costs

This diagram illustrates the varying prices for a musket. The currency for buying muskets was typically pigs or potatoes. Massive cultivations of potatoes were grown during the musket wars to fund the purchase of arms.

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Basil Keane, 'Musket wars - Acquisition and use of muskets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012