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Native Planters in Old Hawaii

Native Planters in Old Hawaii

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Originally published in 1972, Native Planters in Old Hawaii is the fruit of a brilliant collaboration between Pacific anthropologist, E. S. Craighill Handy, his wife, Elizabeth Green Handy, and the beloved expert on Hawaiian language and culture, Mary Kawena Pukui. Today, this classic work remains invaluable to scholars and practitioners alike as both a precious ethnographic resource on Hawaiian planting practices and as an in-depth examination of Hawaiians' relationship to land. The book discusses basic patterns of Hawaiian planting culture, the gods worshipped, class and land divisions, water rights and irrigation techniques, tools, crafts, and general horticultural skills. It includes an examination of how people shaped their cultivation practices to the varied Hawaiian environment, and documents various myths and rituals connected to planting.

Written by E. S. Craighill Handy, Elizabeth Handy, and Mary Kawena Pukui
Date of Publication: 1972
Pages: 676
Bishop Museum Bulletin 233

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BN ID: 2940162661740
Publisher: Bishop Museum Press
Publication date: 05/03/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 748,159
File size: 7 MB

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