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From the Mountains to the Sea-Early Hawaiian Life

By Julie Stewart Williams

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Book Id: WPLBN0002096788
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Title: From the Mountains to the Sea-Early Hawaiian Life  
Author: Julie Stewart Williams
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Education, Hawaiian History and Education
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Education
Historic
Publication Date:
1997
Publisher: Kamehameha Schoools Press
Member Page: Hale Kuamoʻo Hawaiian Language Center

Description
This book is one of a series originally written by faculty in a Kamehameha reading program. The books were designed to increase students' reading skills and their knowledge of Hawaiian history and culture by focusing on topics such as the Hawaiian monarchy. Some of these books have been translated from their original English into Hawaiian through the efforts of the staff of the Kamehameha Schools Hawaiian Studies Institute. We are pleased at the reception both the English and the Hawaiian editions have received from educational and general audiences.

Excerpt
Try to imagine Hawai’i five hundred years ago. What do you suppose life in the islands was like then? How do you think people survived? From the Mountains to the Sea: Early Hawaiian Life will help answer these questions. It will give us a glimpse of our early Hawaiian ancestors. We will see where they lived and how they lived. We will learn about their close ties to nature. By observing their relationship with this natural environment we will discover that these early Hawaiians were creative, industrious, observant, skillful and wise people.

Table of Contents
Prefaceix -- vii -- Acknowledgments -- xi -- Editor's Note -- 1 -- Introduction -- 3 -- Polynesian Discoverers -- 4 -- Marquesans -- 6 -- Tahitians -- 9 -- Umi Divides the Land -- 13 – Ahupuaa -- 18 -- Uka: Mountains and Uplands -- 22 -- Kula: Plains and Fields -- 25 -- Kai: The Sea and the Lands Nearby -- 30 -- Spirits of Nature -- 32 -- Na Akua: The Major Spirits -- 37 -- Heiau: Places of Worship -- 41 -- Na Kapu: The Forbidden or Sacred -- 43 -- Na Kanaka: The People -- 45 -- Na Alii: The Chiefs -- 53 -- Na Kahuna: The Priests and Experts -- 57 -- Na Makaainana: The Working People -- 70 -- Ka Ohana: The Family89 -- Na Mahiai: The Planters -- 94 -- Tools of the Mahiai -- 98 -- Where to Plant -- 100 -- When to Plant -- 102 -- Prayers and Offerings -- 103 -- The Joy of Planting -- 105 -- The Water of Kane -- 109 -- Na Lawaia: The Fishermen -- 110 -- An Honored Profession -- 113 -- Ku ula, Aumakua and Omens -- 117 -- Catching Fish -- 118 -- Conserving the Supply of Fish -- 124 -- Na Poe Hana Noeau: The Craftsmen -- 131 -- Kapa-making 133 -- Featherwork -- 138 -- The First Object Made -- 139 -- Olelo a me Moolelo: Language and Literature -- 145 -- Mele: Music -- 147 -- Hula -- 151 -- Musical Instruments -- 154 -- Na Pa ani: Games -- 163 -- Ka Makahiki -- 169 -- Conclusion -- 173 -- Bibliography

 

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