Tokelau: A Historical Ethnography

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University of Hawai'i Press, 1996 - Social Science - 355 pages
Tokelau: A Historical Ethnography is the outcome of more than two decades of intensive and wide-ranging research in and about the three tiny Polynesian atolls known as Tokelau. The book is both a comparative ethnographic study of the islands of Tokelau and a narrative record of their past. The ethnographic study is set in the years around 1970, and local narratives and records complement foreign documents to tell the separate and combined stories of the atolls traditional, contact, and colonial pasts. Throughout, the differences and interrelationships between the three places are highlighted.

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Contents

Map of Tokelau and its Pacific neighbours
18
Te NukuThe Village
40
KaigaThe Kinship Order
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