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Rise and Fall of the Oahu Kingdom
     

Rise and Fall of the Oahu Kingdom

by Ross Cordy
 

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The fascinating pre-contact history of O'ahu, now the capital island of the Hawaiian chain, is unveiled in this detailed overview by professional archaeologist and historian Ross Cordy. From a lush, uninhabited island to a mighty kingdom at war with its neighbors, The Rise and Fall of the O'ahu Kingdom outlines the span of events leading up to the conquering of the

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The fascinating pre-contact history of O'ahu, now the capital island of the Hawaiian chain, is unveiled in this detailed overview by professional archaeologist and historian Ross Cordy. From a lush, uninhabited island to a mighty kingdom at war with its neighbors, The Rise and Fall of the O'ahu Kingdom outlines the span of events leading up to the conquering of the island by the Maui and Hawaii Kingdoms in the late 1700s. Information from archaeological data, oral histories, and early nineteenth century written observations provide a focused analysis of Oahu's early settlement, population growth and the spread of settlement to leeward islands, the development of irrigated taro field systems and fishponds, political changes from small countries early in time to the rise of the large kingdom of O'ahu about A.D. 1400, and the history of the O'ahu Kingdom from its formation to its demise in 1783.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566475624
Publisher:
Mutual Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/11/2002
Pages:
64

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About the Author

Dr. Ross Cordy is the Branch Chief for Archaeology in the State of Hawaii's Historic Preservation Division, having headed that office and program for 15 years. He currently teaches archaeology, history, and Hawaiian studies at the University of Hawaii at West O'ahu and helps teach archaeology to students in Waianae High School's and Nanakuli High School's Hawaiian Studies Programs. Dr. Cordy has conducted research on Hawaiian archaeological and historical topics since 1968. He has done fieldwork throughout the Hawaiian Islands, on all the major Micronesian Islands, and in the Society Islands, and taught at universities in New Zealand. Dr. Cordy's writings include over 50 published articles, books, and monographs and numerous manuscript papers on a wide variety of Pacific subjects.

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