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The Resource Nā Kua'āina : living Hawaiian culture, Davianna Pōmaika'i McGregor

Nā Kua'āina : living Hawaiian culture, Davianna Pōmaika'i McGregor

Label
Nā Kua'āina : living Hawaiian culture
Title
Nā Kua'āina
Title remainder
living Hawaiian culture
Statement of responsibility
Davianna Pōmaika'i McGregor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The word kua‘âina translates literally as "back land" or "back country." Davianna Pômaika‘i McGregor grew up hearing it as a reference to an awkward or unsophisticated person from the country. However, in the context of the Native Hawaiian cultural renaissance of the late twentieth century, kua‘âina came to refer to those who actively lived Hawaiian culture and kept the spirit of the land alive. The mo‘olelo (oral traditions) recounted in this book reveal how kua‘âina have enabled Native Hawaiians to endure as a unique and dignified people after more than a century of American subjugation and control. The stories are set in rural communities or cultural kîpuka—oases from which traditional Native Hawaiian culture can be regenerated and revitalized.By focusing in turn on an island (Moloka‘i), moku (the districts of Hana, Maui, and Puna, Hawai‘i), and an ahupua‘a (Waipi‘io, Hawai‘i), McGregor examines kua‘âina life ways within distinct traditional land use regimes. The ‘òlelo no‘eau (descriptive proverbs and poetical sayings) for which each area is famous are interpreted, offering valuable insights into the place and its overall role in the cultural practices of Native Hawaiians. Discussion of the landscape and its settlement, the deities who dwelt there, and its rulers is followed by a review of the effects of westernization on kua‘âina in the nineteenth century. McGregor then provides an overview of social and economic changes through the end of the twentieth century and of the elements of continuity still evident in the lives of kua‘âina. The final chapter on Kaho‘olawe demonstrates how kua‘âina from the cultural kîpuka under study have been instrumental in restoring the natural and cultural resources of the island
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGregor, Davianna
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Oral history
  • Hawaii
  • Subsistence economy
  • Natural resources
  • Social change
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaiians
  • Manners and customs
  • Natural resources
  • Oral history
  • Rural conditions
  • Social change
  • Subsistence economy
  • Hawaii
  • Oral history
  • Subsistenzwirtschaft
  • Natürliche Ressourcen
  • Brauchtum
  • Soziale Situation
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Hawaii
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Oral history
  • Subsistenzwirtschaft
  • Natürliche Ressourcen
  • Brauchtum
  • Soziale Situation
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Hawaii
Label
Nā Kua'āina : living Hawaiian culture, Davianna Pōmaika'i McGregor
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-364) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5
  • Moloka'i Nui a Hina : Great Moloka'i, child of Hina
  • 6
  • Kaho'olawe : rebirth of the sacred
  • 7
  • Ha'ina la Mai : tell the story
  • App. I
  • 1851 petition from Puna native Hawaiians to extend the deadline to file a land claim
  • App. II
  • Number of males who paid taxes in Puna in 1858
  • 1
  • App. III
  • Moloka'i, petition of July 2, 1845
  • Na' Kua'aina and cultural Kipuka
  • 2
  • Waipi'o Mano Wai : Waipi'o, source of water and life
  • 3
  • Hana, Mai Ko'olan a Kaupo : Hana, from Ko'olau to Kaupo
  • 4
  • Puna : a Wabi Pana sacred to Pelehonuamea
Control code
ocn256493328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 372 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435665811
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt668fxf
  • 4343d17d-d74f-4584-aff6-245bde6df6b6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256493328
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Nā Kua'āina : living Hawaiian culture, Davianna Pōmaika'i McGregor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-364) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5
  • Moloka'i Nui a Hina : Great Moloka'i, child of Hina
  • 6
  • Kaho'olawe : rebirth of the sacred
  • 7
  • Ha'ina la Mai : tell the story
  • App. I
  • 1851 petition from Puna native Hawaiians to extend the deadline to file a land claim
  • App. II
  • Number of males who paid taxes in Puna in 1858
  • 1
  • App. III
  • Moloka'i, petition of July 2, 1845
  • Na' Kua'aina and cultural Kipuka
  • 2
  • Waipi'o Mano Wai : Waipi'o, source of water and life
  • 3
  • Hana, Mai Ko'olan a Kaupo : Hana, from Ko'olau to Kaupo
  • 4
  • Puna : a Wabi Pana sacred to Pelehonuamea
Control code
ocn256493328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 372 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435665811
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt668fxf
  • 4343d17d-d74f-4584-aff6-245bde6df6b6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256493328
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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