Kamakau, Samuel Manaiakalani, 1815-1876. The works of the people of old =: Na hana a ka po'e kahiko

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Part One Physical Features And Calendar

The Cardinal Points

The Horizons


Land Divisions

The Mountains

Mountain Zones

Hills And Cliffs


The Waters

The Seas

The Waves

The Tides

The Reckoning Of Time

The Seasons

The Months

The Days

The Kapu Periods

Notes To Part One


Mahi`ai `ana—cultivation

The Cultivation Of Sweet Potatoes

The Cultivation Of Taro

Pond Fields—lo`i

Prayers And Rituals

The Cultivation Of Bananas

The Cultivation Of Sugar Cane

The Cultivation Of Wauke

The Cultivation Of `awa

The Cultivation Of Olona

The Cultivation Of Bitter Gourds

The Cultivation Of Kou Trees

The Cultivation Of Fish

Notes To Part Two

Part Three Fishing

Methods Of Fishing

Bag Nets

Bag Net Fishing With Melomelo Stick

Kaka Uhu Fishing

`upena Kaka Uhu

Fishing With Lures

`okilo He`e

`o He`e—octopus Spearing

Aku Fishing—lawai`a Hi Aku

The Aku Lure—pa Hi Aku

Deep-sea Fishing

Baits And Traps

Hina`i Hinalea

Hina`i Puhi

Hina`i Palani

Hina`i Kala

Unusual Ways Of Fishing

Notes To Part Three

Part Four Crafts

House Building

The Framework

Thatching The House

The Finishing Of The Ridge

The Doorway And Interior

Entering The New House

Tapa Making

Tapa-making Equipment

Sets Of Skirts—ku`ina Pa`u

Tapas Made From Wauke Ku`iku`i

Malo Kapeke

Hamo`ula Tapa

Tapas Made From Ha`ana`ana: The Making Of Mo`omo`o

The Making Of Pakea Tapas

Sleeping Tapas—ku`ina Kapa

Overlaid Tapa—kapa Pa`upa`u

Mamaki Tapas

Tapas Colored In Beating

`aumakua Of The Tapa Makers

How Fire Was Obtained

The Making Of Fishnets

Canoe Making

The Skills Of Yesterday Gone Today

Notes To Part Four

Part Five Places Of Worship And Rituals


Heiaus Of Human Sacrifice

Heiaus Of The People

Heiau Plans And Furnishings

Haku `ohi`a Rites

`aha Ka`i Rituals

Hono Ritual

Heiaus Of Hawaii

Notes To Part Five

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The works of the people of old =: Na hana a ka po'e kahiko

Published By: Original publisher Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press. 1976. viii, 170 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau ; translated from the newspaper Ke Au 'oko'a by Mary Kawena Pukui ; arr. and edited by Dorothy B. Barrère

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Hawaiians (OV05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Fishing (226); Marine industries (228); Agriculture (240); Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276); Felted and other non-interworked fabrics (287); Structures (340); Shipbuilding (396); Ordering of time (805); Ideas about nature and people (820);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work, Na Hana a ka Po'e Kahiko, is a sequel to Ka Po'e Kahiko (see Kamakau 1964, eHRAF document no. 9 in this file), both of which are translations by Mary Kawena Pukui from Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau's series of newspaper articles which ran from October 14, 1869 through November 3, 1870 in Ke Au 'Oko'a. The material deals with various aspects of the traditional culture of the Hawaiians from approximately the late eighteenth century through the major portion of the nineteenth century. The major topics discussed in this work deal with: geography, cultivation of various crops, fishing, fishponds, house construction, tapa making, canoe making, the weaving of fish nets, religion, and religious structures.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ov05-010

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English and Hawaiian

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-162) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist, Indigene-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. late eighteenth - nineteenth centuries

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Hawaiian Islands, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hawaiians


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