Micronesian Histories: An Analytical Bibliography and Guide to Interpretations (Google eBook)
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 337 pages
Traditionally, the "history" of Micronesia has been dominated by outside European interpretations and standards. More recently, both European and indigenous historians have begun to examine historical interpretations from the perspectives, values, and actions of Micronesians themselves, thereby rendering contextually richer and more realistic interpretations of the past. A core title for individuals interested in Pacific history and historiography, this bibliography provides a critical summary and analysis of the scholarship on Micronesian history, as it has been constructed through both standardized European approaches and the more recent integration of indigenous viewpoints. Beginning with introductions which review the issues of Micronesian historiography and Pacific historiography in general, this book challenges current thinking and perceptions of bibliography as it relates to the Pacific. As suggested by the plural "histories" in the title, the approaches to Pacific history are multifaceted. Focusing on scholarly works that are intentionally historical in nature, the authors provide readers with an opportunity to explore the specifics of Micronesian histories as they have evolved through four separate European periods of governance.
Federated States of Micronesia
acculturation administration of Micronesia American Angaur areas atoll authority Ballendorf Bikini canoes Caroline Islands Carolinians century chiefs Christian Chuuk Chuukese CIMA clan colonial concludes Congress of Micronesia contemporary context cultural demographic discusses documents early economic editors efforts Enewetak ethnographic European contact examines forces foreign free association German Guam Hanlon Hezel Honolulu impact indigenous interpretations Japan Japanese administration Journal of Pacific Kapingamarangi kinship Kiste Koror Kosrae Kwajalein land Lessa Mariana Islands Marshall Islands Marshallese Micronesian Anthropology military mission missionaries Modekngei Nan Madol narrative Naval notes nuclear Nukuoro Oceania officials oral overview Pacific History Pacific Islands Pacific Studies Palau Palauan particularly Peleliu Petersen Pohnpei Pohnpeian policies political population Poyer Press provides relationship role Rongelap Rongerik Sapwuahfik sawei ship social society Spanish strategies structure summarizes tests traditional Trust Territory trusteeship Ulithi United University of Hawai'i Useem voyages World World War II Yapese
Page vi - ... revealed the incantation, but also afterward, whenever he visited their island. As the canoe lies at her mooring in shallow water, the captain takes a ripe coconut with the husk still on and a strip of coconut leaf tied about it, and wades entirely around the canoe, tapping the hull at the water line. Oh coconut, powerful coconut, Be light! May the canoe be light, And float on top of the waves. Lighten the canoe, O Loulemwau. Make it light in the water, Light over the waves. Let it float lightly...