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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Kamakau, Samuel Manaiakalani,
Barrère, Dorothy B.
Pukui, Mary Kawena, 1895-
Ka po'e kahiko: the people of old
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press. 1968. ix, 165 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
translated from the newspaper Ke Au 'oko'a by Mary Kawena
Pukui ; arranged 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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Traditional history (173);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Spirits and gods (776);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This 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.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
English and Hawaiian
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-150)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
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
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