The Resource Polynesian researches: : Hawaii, (ebook)

Polynesian researches: : Hawaii, (ebook)

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Polynesian researches: : Hawaii
Title
Polynesian researches:
Title remainder
Hawaii
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Language
eng
Summary
Polynesian Researches: Hawaii is the famous record of the author's visit to the Hawaiian Islands in the early nineteenth century. It includes an account of Hawaiian history, government, religion , warfare, and traditions- a general survey of Hawaiian life. More than this, it is the author's personal observations of Hawaiian manners and customs and is invaluable to anyone interested in old Hawaii. The author, Rev. William Ellis, lived in Polynesia as a missionary from 1817 to 1825. He spent much of his time in Tahiti and soon became fluent in the language. Before returning to England, he seized an opportunity to visit the Hawaiian Islands. He was soon able to talk with the natives in the Hawaiian language and made a tour of the island of Hawaii. On his tour he talked with chiefs, common people Hawaiian holy men, and divinely possessed oracles. He climbed volcanoes, rode canoes, and visited the sight of Captain Cook's death. Besides the description of his tour, this book includes an account of Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokini, Lani, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Hiihau, and Kaula. The book is full of interesting descriptions of the author's encounters with Hawaiians. It is fast-moving and easy reading. This book, an encyclopedic account of traditional Hawaii
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1794-1872
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Ellis, William
Dewey number
  • 919.69/03
  • 919.6903
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Hawaiians
  • Hawaii
Target audience
adult
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Polynesian researches: : Hawaii, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781462904587
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11808615
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remote
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11808615
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MWT11808615
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Polynesian researches: : Hawaii, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781462904587
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11808615
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11808615
System control number
MWT11808615
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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