Waikiki, 100 B.C. to 1900 A.D.: An Untold Story

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University of Hawaii Press, 1995 - History - 185 pages
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Waikiki has always been a special place to the people of Hawai'i, but in recent years its mana, or spirit, has been lost--or more correctly--forgotten. The restoration of mana, requires looking back to the history of the community. To this end, George Kanahele, one of Hawai'i's most distinguished historians, has written the first comprehensive history of Waikiki.

Dr. Kanahele describes the prehistoric origins of Waikiki and its cultural, economic, and political evolution. Once an important center of Hawaiian civilization, Waikiki collapsed in the wake of Westernization long before it became a popular tourist destination. Kanahele weaves an intricate and fascinating story using myths and legends, archaological and other scientific findings, and the works of Hawaiian historians and scholars. Waikiki 100 B.C. to 1900 A.D. will give readers a new sense of place and appreciation for Waikiki.

 

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Contents

Two The Arrival
11
Three EXPLORING THE VALLEYS
24
Four Building a Selfsustaining Community
32
Five AQUACULTURAL INNOVATIONS
40
Six From Patriarchs to Chiefs
49
Seven The Reign of Mailikukahi
62
Eight The Sands of Kakuhihewa
67
Nine KAHEKILlS CONQUEST OF OAHU
85
Twelve WaikIkis Decline
103
Thirteen THE DISAPPEARANCE OF HalOA AND MoO
114
GLOSSARY OF HAWAIIAN TERMS
157
BIBLIOGRAPHY
173
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About the author (1995)

George H. S. Kanahele, 1930-2000, received the Hawaii Book Publishers Association John Dominis Holt Award in 2000 for his significant contribution to Hawaii publishing. He is also the author of Waikiki 100 B.C. to 1900 A.D.: An Untold Story (UH Press, 1996) and Emma: Hawaii's Remarkable Queen (UH Press for the Queen Emma Foundation, 1999).

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