The ʻĀina in History
A Selected Bibliography
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  1. Introductory Materials
  2. Historical Background
  3. Other Works
  4. Photographic Works
  5. Videorecordings
  6. Curriculum Resources

2nd History Conference
Sponsored by the Hawaiian Historical Society,
Hawai'i Loa Campus of Hawai'i Pacific University.
October 19, 1996.

Compiled by
Chieko Tachihata, Ph.D.
Hawaiian Curator
Hamilton Library
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawai'i

I. Introductory Materials

  1. Native Hawaiian Rights Handbook . Edited by Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie. Honolulu : Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation; Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Distributed by University of Hawai'i Press, 1991. xi, 320 p.
    See Part One : Articles by Melody MacKenzie &emdash; Native Hawaiian Lands and Sovereignty, Historical Background, pp. 3&endash;25; The Ceded Lands Trust, pp. 26&endash;42.

  2. Native Hawaiians Study Commission (U.S.). Report on the Culture, Needs and Concerns of Native Hawaiians Pursuant to Public Law 96-565, Title III. Washington, D.C. : The Commission, 1983. 2 vols.
    See Vol. 1, Pt. 2 : Federal, State, and Local Relationships&emdash;Land Law and Relationships, pp. 251&endash;264.
    Vol. 2 has special title : Claims of conscience : a dissenting study of the culture, needs and concerns of Native Hawaiians.

  3. University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Dept. of Geography. Atlas of Hawaii. [3rd ed.] Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press. Forthcoming.
    The currently available 2nd ed. of 1983 consists of descriptive texts and a variety of maps on the natural, cultural, and social environments of the islands.

II. Historical Background

  1. Barrere, Dorothy B. The King's Mahele : the Awardees and Their Lands. Hawaii : D.B. Barrere, 1994. v, 566 p.
    Material extracted from various public records and translated from Hawaiian.
    Alphabetical arrangement of names of awardees and translated text of the Mahele Book.
    Limited distribution of this work.

  2. Chinen, Jon Hitsuzo. The Great Mahele : Hawaii's Land Division of 1848. Honolulu : The University Press of Hawaii, 1958, 1974. vii, 34 p.

  3. Hobbs, Jean Fortune. Hawaii, a Pageant of the Soil. Foreword by Felix M. Keesing. Stanford University, CA : Stanford University Press; London : H. Milford; Oxford University Press, 1935. xvii, 185 p.
    A "study of land tenure in Hawaii" &emdash; Foreword.

  4. Kame'eleihiwa, Lilikala. Native Land and Foreign Desires : How Shall We Live in Harmony? = Ko Hawai'i 'Aina a me na Koi Pu'umake a ka Po'e Haole : Pehea La e Pono Ai? Honolulu : Bishop Museum Press, 1992. vxii, 424 p.
    "A history of land tenure change in Hawai'i from traditional times until the 1848 Mahele, including an analysis of Hawaiian Ali'i Nui and American Calvinists."

  5. Kelly, Marion A. Changes in Land Tenure in Hawaii, 1778&endash;1850. Honolulu, 1956. ii, 158 p. Thesis (Master of Arts) &emdash; University of Hawai'i, 1956.

III. Other Works

  1. Alameida, Roy Kakulu. "Waialua : Voices from the Past," Hawaiian Journal of History 28 : 21&endash;34, 1994.

  2. Cooper, George and Gavan Daws. Land and Power in Hawaii : the Democratic Years. Honolulu.: University of Hawai'i Press, 1985. x, 518 p. Paperback ed., 1990.

  3. Handy, E. S. Craighill, and Elizabeth Green Handy; with the collaboration of Mary Kawena Pukui. Native Planters in Old Hawaii : their Life, Lore, and Environment. Honolulu : Bishop Museum Press, 1972 [i.e. 1991]. xviii, 676 p.
    Bernice P. Bishop Museum bulletin no. 233.
    Reprint, with index to subjects and chants.

  4. Hutchins, Wells Aleck. The Hawaiian System of Water Rights. Honolulu, 1946. xvi, 278 p.

  5. Kamakau, Samual Manaiakalani. The Works of the People of Old : Na Hana a ka Po'e Kahiko. Translated from the newspaper Ke Au okoa by Mary Kawena Pukui; arranged and edited by Dorothy B. Barrere. [Honolulu] : Bishop Museum Press, 1976. viii, 170 p.
    Bernice P. Bishop Museum special publication no. 61

  6. Kirch, Patrick Vinton. Feathered Gods and Fishhooks : an Introduction to Hawaiian Archaeology and Prehistory. Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 1985. x, 349 p.

  7. __________, and Marshall Sahlins. Anahulu : the Anthropology of History in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992. 2 vols.
    Vol. 1. Historical Ethnography by Marshall Sahlins with the assistance of Dorothy B. Barrere. Vol. 2. The Archaeology of History by Patrick V. Kirch.

  8. Klieger, Paul Christiaan. Na Maka o Halawa Ahupua'a : a History of Halawa Ahupua'a, O'ahu. Honolulu : Bishop Museum, 1995. viii, 129 p.

  9. Moffat, Riley Moore and Gary L. Fitzpatrick. Surveying the Mahele : Mapping the Hawaiian Land Revolution. Honolulu : Editions Limited, 1995. 120 p.
    Vol. 2 of Palapala'aina.

  10. Native Hawaiian and Local Cultural Assessment Project. Phase I, Problems/Assets Identification. Luciano Minerbi, Davianna McGregor, and Jon Matsuoka, editors; for CAN-DO (Cultural Action Network for Developing Options) and HERR (Hawaii Environmental Risk Ranking Project). Honolulu : 1993. vii, 263 p.

  11. Pukui, Mary Kawena, Samuel H. Elbert, and Esther T. Mookini. Place Names of Hawaii . Rev. and enl. ed. Honolulu : University Press of Hawai'i, 1976, c1974. xvi, 289 p.
    This dictionary of place names includes an essay, "Connotative Values of Place Names [in Hawaiian literature] : Place Names in Sayings; Place Names in Narratives; Place Names in Chants and Songs," pp. 266&endash;277.

  12. Sterling, Elspeth P., and Catherine C. Summer. Sites of Oahu. Rev. ed. Honolulu : Bishop Museum Press, 1993, 1978. xii, 352 p., [9] leaves of plates.

  13. United States Commission on Civil Rights. Hawai'i Advisory Committee. A Broken Trust : the Hawaiian Homelands Program : Seventy Years of Failure of the Federal and State Governments to Protect the Civil Rights of Native Hawaiians. Honolulu? : The Committee, 1991. 84 p.

  14. Van Dyke, Jon, Kapua Sproat, and Rhode Kealoha Spencer. The History and Legal Status of the Crown Lands of Hawai'i. Forthcoming book.

IV. Photographic Works

  1. Landgraf, Anne Kapulani. Na Wahi Pana o Ko'olau Poko = Legendary Places of Ko'olau Poko . Hawaiian translation by Fred Kalani Meinecke. Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 1994. viii, 167 p.
    A black and white photographic essay with text in English and Hawaiian.

  2. Kaho'olawe, na Leo o Kanaloa : Chants and Stories of Kaho'olawe . Photographs by Wayne Levin ... [et al.]. Honolulu : 'Ai Pohaku Press, 1995. xix, 116 p.
    A photographic essay of the island formerly used by the U.S. Navy for target practice.

V. Videorecordings

  1. Ahupua'a, Fishponds and Lo'i [videorecording]. Honolulu : Na Maka o ka 'Aina, 1992. VHS (90 min.) : 1/2 in. + 1 guide.
    Pt. 1. Ahupua'a &emdash; Pt. 2. Fishponds &emdash; Pt. 3. Lo'i.
    Producer, Nalani Minton. Host, Marion Kelly.
    "Discusses the uniqueness of the Hawaiian land use system with its fishponds and taro gardens which has enabled Hawaiians to live in harmony with nature."

  2. Papakolea [videorecording] : a Story of Hawaiian Land. Produced, written & directed by Edgy Lee; coproduced & cowritten by Saul Landau; executive producer, Haskell Wexler. [S.l.] : Institute for Cinema Studies, 1993. VHS (ca. 57 min.).
    "Examines Papakolea, the only Hawaiian homestead located in urban Honolulu, which was established under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act but residents still face the threat of eviction."

VI. Curriculum Resources

  1. The Ahupua'a : Life in Early Hawai'i. 3rd ed. Honolulu : Kamehameha Schools / Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate, 1994. ix, 59 p.
    Plants, animals, and daily life in the land division which sometimes included an entire valley down to the ocean.

  2. Mitchell, Donald D. Resource Units in Hawaiian Culture. Nancy Middlesworth, book design and illustrations. Rev. ed., 4th ed. Honolulu : Kamehameha Schools Press, 1992. xiv, 302 p.
    Chapter 17 : "The Land and the People," pp. 250-272.




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