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Sailing in large, double-hulled canoes, Polynesians were the first and, until the era of European discovery, the only people ever to have reached this part of the globe.
Polynesian Panthers records the Pacific rights and social activist movement in New Zealand, told by those who were there.
This book features interviews with 10 master navigators who trained under Mau Piailug (1932-2010), the legendary teacher of traditional, non-instrument wayfinding methods for open-ocean voyaging across the Pacific.
This cultural history is the first publication to examine 3000 years of Sāmoan tatau. A chronology rich with people, encounters and events it describes how Sāmoan tattooing has been shaped by local and external forces of change over many centuries.
Thirteen-year-old Alofa Filiga struggles to come to terms with womanhood, her search for identity, and the restrictions of life in her Samoan village.
A richly illustrated account of Pacific voyaging, interwoven with superb photographs, artifacts, maps, and diagrams, which together tell a story that is a testament to the ingenuity and bravery of humankind.
This collection of essays and selected poetry responds to an address on Samoan religious culture given by Samoa's Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi, to the 2009 World Parliament of Religions.
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