In her book Ettie Rout suggested a connection between Māori and the Haida American Indians, because of the similarity of their carved posts. Such comparative study was often flawed – because two things were similar, it did not necessarily mean they had a similar origin.
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Reference: Ettie A. Rout, Maori symbolism. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1926, p. 84.
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