Maniopoto (Tribe) Tamihana was a very important man who lived in the Waikato. H was amuch respected leader but chose to retreat to Mount Pirongia and live as a semi recluse. He was always willing to give advice ans pass on his knowledge and skills. His Moko (Tattoo) is a full description of his Iwi (Tribe), parents, and grandparents. His skills and rank are all intricately detailed and recorded in each mark.