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Title:   Stories of Life in Old Hawaii
Author:   Caroline Curtis
Publisher:   Kamehameha Schools Press
Language:   English
Date:   1998
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Auxiliary Sciences of History, Hawaiian History
Collections:   Education
Book Id:   WPLBN0002096989
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (225)
 
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...Writing in the nineteenth century, Hawaiian historian Kepelino said, "However diligently the foreigner seeks, he cannot find all. He gets a fragment here and there and goes home." That is very true. I have read what is available, but changes came so rapidly af...
 
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...Hawaiian words used in the text, other than proper names, are identified through the use of italic type. These words are usually defined in the sentence in which they are first used or in the Glossary at the back of the book ...
 
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...-- Maile Becomes a Kahuna. 268 -- Fishponds and Torches. 273 -- Year's End. 277 -- Hukilau. 277 -- Surfing. 279 -- Other Pastimes. 282 -- Glossary of Hawaiian Names and Words. 287 --...
 
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Title:   The Story of Hawaiian Royalty
Author:   Sammy Amalu
Publisher:   Honolulu Advertiser
Language:   English
Date:   1955
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Auxiliary Sciences of History, Hawaiian History
Collections:   Education
Book Id:   WPLBN0002096990
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (45)
 
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...y death of the sacred Prince William Charlcs Lunalilo, last island monarch of the Kamehameha Dynasty, about 80 years ago, there have arisen among the Hawaiians a great number of controversies involving the royal and noble genealogies, and pedigrees. In other instances, stories have been created of the most fantastic nature to distort utterly the true personalities of the ...
 
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...Throughout the entire history of Hawaii, there have been only three queens who ruled in their own sovereign right. These …ere first, the fabulously beautiful Kaikilani (Heaven?s Portion), second, the powerful and imperious Keakealani (The Blinding Light of H...
 
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Title:   Hawaiian Mythology
Author:   Martha Beckwith
Publisher:   University of Hawai'I Press
Language:   English
Date:   1970
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Auxiliary Sciences of History, Hawaiian Culture
Collections:   Folklore
Book Id:   WPLBN0002096813
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (285)
 
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...Why after thirty years, should Beckwith’s Hawaiian Mythology be reprinted? Why, for the last twenty-five years, have scholars and amateurs alike sought for either new or used copies of this book which has become a rarity? To begin with, it was the first, and is still...
 
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...This guide to the native mythology of Hawaii has grown out of a childhood and youth spent within sound of the hula drum at the foot of the domelike House of the Sun on the windy island of Maui. There, wandering along its rocky coast and sandy beaches, exploring i...
 
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...76 -- . Papa and Wakea. 293 -- Genealogies. 307 -- Era of Overturning . 314 -- Mu and Menehune People. 321 -- Runners, Man-Eaters, Dog-Men. 337 -- Hawaiian Mythology - The Moikeha-La?a Migration. 352 -- Hawaiiloa and Paao Migrations. 363 -- Ruling Chiefs. 376 -- Usurping Chiefs. 387 -- Kupua Stories. 403 -- Trickster Stories. 430 -- Voyage to the Land of the Gods. 448 -...
 
       
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