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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Native land and foreign desires: pejea la e pono ai?
Published By: Original publisher
Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press. 1992. xviii, 424 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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
Real property (423);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Special unions and marriages (588);
Chief executive (643);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The 1848 privatization of land known as the MAHELE was the
deathblow to traditional Hawaiian society, according to the author, Kame'eleihiwa. Once in
the private hands of capital-poor or indebted families the land was easily bought by
wealthier foreigners, who had imposed on the government the rights of noncitizens to own
land. Kame'eleihiwa discusses the gradual process in which foreign missionaries gained the
confidence of the king, control of the government, and ownership of land; writing the new
constitution and property laws, as well. In the traditional land tenure system high chiefs
(ALI'I NUI) acted as stewards (MALAMA) to the land and all land was returned to the king
for reallocation when the chief died. However, this system began to unravel with the
weakening of the king and the chiefs began to pass on their holdings to their heirs. No
doubt, the greatest blow to Haiwaiian way of life was the loss of a two-thirds of the
population in the first 50 years of contact.
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 (392-405) and
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
Historian and Indigene-4
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 2002
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings