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. Interwoven with descriptions of Hokule'a's experiences in port are the voices of the master navigators and crew members, who guide the ship along the ocean's trackless path using only stars, birds, wind, and seas -- non-instrumental wayfinding techniques-- and the local pioneers -- scientists, teachers, and children touched by Hokule'a' -- who work tirelessly to weather the many environmental challenges in our modern lives. This is a story about our need to draw together into one global community. By respecting one another and nature's delicate and intricate systems, this book captures the many ways indigenous cultures are committed to living in ecological balance.
Hawai'i as Place
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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.
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"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.
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 is the first fully documented account of the history of the Ukulele as an iconic element of Hawaiian culture. The work goes much beyond the usual ukulele as collectible approach and places the instrument in its social, political, and cultural contexts of Western Europe, Hawaii, and the US Mainland.
The first major book in over a generation to present a rich sampling of the landmark work of Hawai'i's Center for Oral History, "Talking Hawai'i's Story" preserves Hawai'i's social and cultural history through the narratives of the people who lived it - co-workers, neighbors, family members, and friends.
This text offers a sustained and detailed account of Hawaiian public art and architecture during the reign of David Kalakaua, the nativist and cosmopolitan ruler of the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1874 to 1891.
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.
Asian Settler Colonialism is a groundbreaking collection that examines the roles of Asians as settlers in Hawai'i. Contributors from various fields and disciplines investigate aspects of Asian settler colonialism to illustrate its diverse operations and impact on Native Hawaiians. This title is also available in print. Call number: DU624.7.A85 A75 2008 Hawaii Pacific Collection
Readers both familiar and unfamiliar with Native Hawaiian traditions and practices will find much to reflect on as well as practical guidance and knowledge. The author draws on first-hand accounts from early Hawaiian historians, early explorers and missionaries, and nineteenth-century Hawaiian language publications.
The word kua'aina translates literally as "back land" or "back country." However, in the context of the Native Hawaiian cultural renaissance of the late twentieth century, kua'aina came to refer to those who actively lived Hawaiian culture and kept the spirit of the land alive.
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.
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.
The Legends Index offers subject access to 77 publications of Hawaiian legends in English. Subjects indexed include: places, geographical features, plants, animals, and mythological and historical figures.