'Umi Class Assignment

(worth  5 points)


  After reading Kamakau (pp. 1-21) and viewing the Pre-Contact Hawaiian Politics outline and/or PowerPoint,

please answer these questions.


1.    Describe the relationship between Hakau and 'Umi. What does it teach us about birth ranking and responsibilities?



2.    Describe the characteristics or behavior of a pono chief by contrasting 'Umi with Hakau.



3.    Find two examples in this story that would demonstrate the connection between politics & religion in pre-contact Hawai'i. Briefly describe each one .



4.    Find two examples of 'imihaku in this story. Briefly describe each one.



5.    Which do you think was more important in pre-contact Hawaiian politics -- birth rank or behavior? Explain your answer.