Folktales of Hawaii: He Mau Kaao Hawaii

Folktales of Hawaii: He Mau Kaao Hawaii

by Mary Kawena Pukui, Laura C. S. Green

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With Folktales of Hawaii: He Mau Kaao Hawaii, Bishop Museum Press celebrates Mary Kawena Pukui and honors the Hawaiian storytelling tradition. Pukui stands alone in the history of Hawaii for her unparalleled contributions to the preservation and revitalization of Hawaiian language and culture. Throughout her life, she was a beloved and highly sought-after kumu (source or teacher) of Hawaiian knowledge and an ardent practitioner and student of storytelling.

Many of these folktales are presented in Pukui's original Hawaiian and in English translation. Their sequence reflects the order of traditional hula presentations, beginning with stories about the gods, followed by those of the chiefs, and then tales of ordinary people. These moolelo--part of the culture and place that engenders them--provide entertainment as well as an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the rich cultural tradition of Hawaii.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013105966
Publisher: Bishop Museum Press
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Series: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Special Publication , #87
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 549,690
File size: 4 MB

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