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Hawaii: From Origins To The End Of The Monarchy by [Foerster, Brien]
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I wrote this book because I could not find a good guide in Hawaii or anywhere else that told the story of the origins, culture and customs of the Hawaiians prior to the arrival of Captain Cook. I spent 2 years on Maui involved in the creation of a 62 foot Hawaiian voyaging sailing canoe, and learned many things about the Hawaiians during that time. The vast majority of books written about Hawaii focus on the time period after Captain James Cook's arrival in the 18th century, missing out on several hundred, if not thousands of years of the Hawaiians' lives and cultural prior to that. Where did they come from? How did they get there? Was there one migration from a homeland? Or many? What is a Kahuna? This book tries to answer these questions and many, many more. Including, was Captain James Cook actually sent to look for Atlantis?

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  • Language: English
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HASH(0xa71d3db0) out of 5 stars not the real history of Hawai'i July 5 2013
By Makana Risser Chai - Published on
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The author obviously loves Hawai'i but unfortunately only a few sentences into the history chapter we come to the first mistake. He says, "Recent archaeological evidence suggests these first Hawaiians arrived between 1 and 100 A.D." Actually, recent evidence suggests they arrived in 900 A.D. He speaks of the two waves of migration to Hawai'i which also is now disputed by the experts. For a reliable, authoritative book written in an easy conversational style by a man born and raised in the islands, who has a Ph.D. in archaeology and who has spent a lifetime studying Hawai'i and Polynesia, I recommend A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i. For those looking for information about kahuna, the best book is Tales from the Night Rainbow.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Peter - Published on
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This book was not anything like I thought it would be. History hidden in a bunch of personal filler. I just don't have time for that, yuck.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Maurice A. Rhodes - Published on
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Although I have read other histories of Hawaii, this one is, to me, the best. The only thing I found missing was the attempt by the Hawaains in the early days to seek alignment with Canada, a move which at the time Canada declined and which I am sure the Islanders of American background would not have wanted. This history makes evident that the royal family in Hawaii was actually rather pathetic and it is no surprise that the American planters secured its place under the US. There is a lot of material in this book that wasn't in the version published by the State government which I bought during one of my several visits.

Worthwhile if you are interested in the Islands.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa71d92b8) out of 5 stars Great book reads shockingly quick & easy. June 7 2015
By John A. Brissette - Published on
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We have adopted Kohala on the big island of Hawaii as a second home. So in disclosure I had a bias in choosing this book. If you are a scholar of Polynesian history this will not enlighten will provide you a nice refresher & you'll pick up a few new trivia items. If you're new to this, it's a great, quick reading primer. Love it b
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa71d3eac) out of 5 stars not what I expected. July 3 2013
By Rynette Keen - Published on
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This is a quick read, expected so much more than what I got! Basic info good for those wanting a general background about Hawaii, slthouhht some of his histirical facts are wrong...I.e., Hawaii was NEVER ANNEXED to AmericanL