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Hawaiian Studies (HWST 107): Books
This course guide will assist students in finding available library resources in print and online.
Examines the American, international, and Hawaiian representations of David La‘amea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua in English- and Hawaiian-language newspapers, books, travelogues, and other materials published during his reign as Hawai‘i’s mō‘ī (sovereign) from 1874 to 1891. Beginning with an overview of Kalākaua’s literary genealogy of misrepresentation, Tiffany Lani Ing surveys the negative, even slanderous, portraits of him that have been inherited from his enemies, who first sought to curtail his authority as mō‘ī through such acts as the 1887 Bayonet Constitution and who later tried to justify their parts in overthrowing the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893 and annexing it to the United States in 1898.
Wahi Pana - Hawai'i as Place
*Call number locations are in the Hawaii Pacific Collections*
Now an entirely updated, full-color edition of the book includes numerous additional sites and expanded site descriptions. Although many remnants of ancient Hawai'i are accessible, ofthen they are hidden, and few sources provide such comprehensive interpretive information. In this informative and easy-to-follow book, author Van James highlights the features, legends, and archaeology of fifty O'ahu sites.
ONLINE ACCESS (Ulukau.org)
"A glossary of important place names in the State, including names of valleys, streams, mountains, land sections, surfing areas, towns, villages, and Honolulu streets and buildings."
Historical and contemporary landscapes of the ahupuaʻa of Kailua. From Kōnāhuanui, the highest peak of the Koʻolau range, to Kaʻōhao, the coastal fishing ground, the ahupuaʻa and its wahi pana, or celebrated regions, are showcased in more than 180 contemporary and historic images.
In this informative and easy-to-follow book, author Van James highlights the features, legends, and archaeology of forty Kauai sites, including Niihau and Papahanaumokuakea, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
A readable, thoroughly researched, and generously illustrated history of the island of Kauai. Edward Joesting tells for the first time the story of one of the most intriguing and least known of the Hawaiian Islands. His account begins with the prehistoric origins of the island and concludes with the annexation of Hawaii in 1898.
This guidebook put the accessible ancient sites of Hawaiʻi Island within the grasp of the general public for the first time in the mid-1990s. Now an entirely revised and updated, full color edition of the book includes 20 additional sites, and expanded site descriptions.
From the launch in Hawai'i in May 2014, around the world 60,000 miles, to 23 different countries, this beautiful hardcover book chronicles Hokule'a's epic mission to raise awareness of and nurture worldwide sustainability.
On May 11, 1971, 32 local Hawaiʻi residents and activists were arrested and removed from the roof of pig farmer George Santos’s home in Kalama Valley (KV), a rural area east of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. They were fighting the eviction of farmers and working people off land owned by the Bishop Estate, the largest private land owner in Hawaiʻi. The act of resistance by these residents and activists or “outside agitators” would forever change the political consciousness of Paeʻāina Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Legends Index
The Hawaiian Legends Index can help you find moʻolelo/stories related to places in Hawaiʻi. This index was begun at the Hawaiʻi State Library, and in addition to Hawaiʻi contains some locations in Polynesia.
Search for places, plants, mythological and historical figures, animals, objects & activities, human characteristics, and geographical features.
Originally published in 1972, this book remains one of the most important ethnographic works on traditional Hawaiian culture. It has been reprinted with an index to subjects and chants, making this edition invaluable for scholars and laymen alike.
A comprehensive and balanced description of major aspects of Polynesian cultures, using both the accounts of the European "discoverers" and the up-to-date writings of archaeologists and anthropologists.
CHAPTERS: 1. Food.--2. Houses.--3. Plaiting.--4. Twined baskets.--5.Clothing.--6. Canoes.--7. Fishing.--8. Games and recreation.--9. Musical instruments.--10. War and weapons.--11. Religion.--12. Ornaments and personal adornment.--13. Death and burial.
Since its publication in 1993 From a Native Daughter, a provocative, well-reasoned attack against the rampant abuse of Native Hawaiian rights, institutional racism, and gender discrimination, has generated heated debates in Hawai'i and throughout the world.
A History of the Pacific Islands traces the human history of nearly one-third of the globe over a fifty-thousand year span. This is history on a grand scale, taking the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia from prehistoric culture to the present day through a skilful interpretation of scholarship in the field.
Substantive and provocative, this book makes a major contribution to the literature of precontact Hawaii and illuminates Hawaii’s importance in the global theory and literature about divine kingship, archaic states, and sociopolitical evolution.
The sixty "heiau" photographed and described in this text are all located on on O'ahu, the island that has experienced by far the most development over the last 200 years. The images provide a compelling argument for the preservation of Hawaiian sacred places.
Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific in this fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ago.
It is becoming more and more a matter of regret that a larger amount of systematic effort was not established in early years for the gathering and preservation of the folk-lore of the Hawaiians. The world is under lasting obligations to the late Judge Fornander, and to Dr. Rae before him, for their painstaking efforts to gather the history of this people and trace their origin and migrations...
This literary treasure provides one of the earliest glimpses into pre-colonial Hawaaiin culture. This book, one of six written by Dr. Westervelt, is a fascinating compilation of Hawaiian legends and historical tales.
"...Of special value to all who are concerned with the study of comparative folklore... an entertaining dip into Hawaiian mythology...Hawaiian Legends of Ghost and Ghost-Gods is a series of richly entertaining Hawaiian folk tales. The legends of the Hawaiian Islands are as diverse as those of any there region in the world..."
Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes made its first appearance in 1916, in both American and British editions, as the third in a series that represented a pioneering study of Hawaiian folklore. The rich tradition of Hawaiian legends is showcased in it's purest form, making this an essential read for anyone living in Hawaii who wants to understand the local culture or anyone interested in classical folklore.
The Cry of the Huna invokes the author's personal history as he recounts the decline of his people's spiritual tradition as a result of colonization. The breakdown of the Hawaiians' ties with their sacred land led them to forget not only the teachings of their ancestors, but also the chain of na aumakua they form, which connects this people to both the earth and the realm of the gods...
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Ch. 1. The world of the sacred -- Ch. 2. The reality of mythology -- Ch. 3. The gods -- Ch. 4. Ritual and sacrifice -- Pt. Two. SPACE, TIME, AND PLACE -- Ch. 5. Cosmology revisited -- Ch. 6. Hawaiian time -- Ch. 7. A sense of place -- Pt. Three. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY -- Ch. 8. Evolution and the scientific savage -- Ch. 9. A technological perspective -- Pt. Four. ECONOMICS -- Ch. 10. The relevance of primal economics -- Pt. Five. LEADERSHIP AND POLITICS -- Ch. 11. Leadership and destiny -- Pt. Six. THE ALOHA SOCIETY -- Ch. 12. The dynamic of Aloha.