The Ngatik massacre: history and identity on a Micronesian atoll
This book is both an ethnohistory -- using written and oraccounts to uncover the circumstances surrounding the 1837 massacre of Ngatik's aboriginal population and its aftermath -- and a reevaluation of the concept of ethnicity, examining the cultural and sociopolitical factors shaping community identity.
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