"This volume is the most detailed case study of land tenure in Hawai'i. Focusing on kuleana (homestead land) in Kahana, O'ahu, from 1846 to 1920, the author challenges commonly held views concerning the Great Mahele (Division) of 1846-1855 and its aftermath.
There can be no argument that in the fifty years prior to the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, ninety percent of all land in the Islands passed into the control or ownership of non-Hawaiians. This land grab is often thought to have begun with the Great Mahele and to have been quickly accomplished because of Hawaiians ignorance of Western law and the sharp practices of Haole (White) capitalists.
What the Great Mahele did create were separate land titles for two types of land (kuleana and ahupua'a) that were traditionally thought of as indivisible and interconnected, thus undermining an entire social system. With the introduction of land titles and ownership, Hawaiian land could now be bought, sold, mortgaged, and foreclosed.
The new concept of land, coupled with a foreign-controlled government indifferent to native land-rights and a steady decline in the native population, proved disastrous for Hawaiians."
The sweet potato in the Pacific : the hypotheses -- The agronomy of the Pacific sweet potato -- The place of sweet potato in agricultural systems -- The plant : identity and botanical relationships -- Plant variation in the sweet potato -- Varieties, variation, and propagation -- Pacific agricultural history and the sweet potato -- The impact ot sweet potato introductions -- Postscript : a critical summary.
The agricultural system : implications for prehistory -- Archaeological investigations -- Material culture and technological change -- Faunal analysis and subsistence patterns -- Chronology and sequence -- The evolution of Tikopia culture.
Who were the kahuna? -- The origins of the kahuna -- The versatile kahuna -- Astronomers and navigators -- Botanists and agriculturists -- The geologists -- The meteorologists -- Artists and poets -- Healers -- Other professions -- Sorcerers -- The power of words -- In conclusion.
[Micronesia] Some facts about Ponape -- An historical sketch -- Physical features -- Flora of Ponape -- Fauna of Ponape -- Government -- Education -- Culture, customs and languages -- Places of interest.
Coconut Island -- How Hilo got its name -- The Halai Hills -- Maui and the alae birds -- The Wailuku River -- The coming of Paoa -- Legends of Maui, Hina and Rainbow Falls -- Maui's kite -- Maui and the sun -- Hina and Moo Kuna -- The Boiling Pots -- The legend of Pele and the making of the Hawaiian Islands
The song of the taro -- The shark man of Waipio -- The sleeping giant -- The magic banana skin -- Laka's canoe -- The greedy fisherman -- The singing stick -- Puapualenalena -- The heart of the hibiscus -- Blind builders of the sea -- The foolish frog
This compelling novel will resonate for people everywhere who find their livelihood threatened by "Dollarmen" -- property speculators advocating golf courses, high rises, shopping malls, and tourist attractions. In Potiki, one community's response to attacks on their ancestral values and symbols provides moving affirmation of the relationship between land and the people who live on it. Lots of native lore.
The picture postcards in this book are some the first ever produced of Hawaii. Released around the turn of the century, they show a much different Hawaii than the one we know today. It was simpler, more romantic time, when few visitors, except for adventurers and steamship passengers traveling to the far corners of the world, had stepped foot on Hawaii's idyllic shores.
Introduction -- Native traditions -- Place names -- Dwelling sites -- Features associated with dwelling and village sites -- Village sites -- Structures for worship, heiaus -- Burial sites -- Fortifications -- Stone artifacts -- Shell and ivory artifacts -- Objects of wood -- Petroglyphs -- Summary
Hawaii civic -- County buildings -- Courthouses & police stations -- Territorial office buildings -- The federal presence -- Fire stations -- Archives and libraries -- Parks and Board of Water Supply -- Schools and universities
Identifies 80 of the native trees and large shrubs commonly found in the New Zealand bush. Includes the common, Maori, and botanical names for each species and its various uses by the Maori and Pakeha.
How to learn and practice Tai-chi -- The history of the origin and development of Tai-chi -- The condensed form of Wu-style Tai-chi -- The 36 postures of the condensed form of Wu-style Tai-chi -- Eight classic works for guiding practice of Tai-chi.