Ka po'e kahiko: the people of old
Bishop Museum Press • Honolulu • Published In 1968 • Pages: ix, 165
By: Kamakau, Samuel Manaiakalani, Barrère, Dorothy B., Pukui, Mary Kawena, Feher, Joseph.
AbstractThis document, Ka Po' e Kahiko, is a translation of Samuel Kamakau's articles on Hawaiian history and culture that appeared in a series of weekly newspaper reports that ran from 1866 to 1871. These articles were translated by a group of Hawaiian scholars and put into the present form through the editing of Mary Kawena Pukui and Martha Warren Beckwith, who at the time of the translation, in the 1930s, was professor of folklore at Vassar College. (The second translated work by Kamakau appears in this file as eHRAF document no. 10). Kamakau wrote this study at a time when the Hawaiian people still retained much knowledge of their traditional society at a time of rapid culture change. The major ethnographic topics discussed in this monograph deal with social organization and structure, the family, the spirit world, soul transfiguration, medical practices, and magic and sorcery.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Document Type
- Ethnologist, Indigene-5
- John Beierle ; 2002
- Coverage Date
- ca. late eighteenth - nineteenth centuries
- Coverage Place
- Hawaiian Islands, United States
- translated from the newspaper Ke Au 'oko'a by Mary Kawena Pukui ; arranged and edited by Dorothy B. Barrère
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-150)