A combat outpost in the tangi Valley had proved so indefensible that U.S. forces abandoned it in April.
The arms they carry are the bow, arrows, and tangi, a species of light battle-axe that inflicts a serious wound.
Outside in the open was heard the clash of arms, plaintive wails and lamentations of the tangi for the dead.
They make the "tangi," or funeral, the occasion of a great feast.
As I approached the Pa before the funeral they all raised the native cry of welcome, the "tangi."
The bereaved man charged him with being a fraud, and, in the course of a quarrel, split his skull open with a tangi (axe).