No Mākou ka Mana: Liberating the Nation
A reexamination of Hawaiian history, showing that the ruling aliʻi exercised agency to advance the Hawaiian Kingdom and were not just acted upon by foreign powers.
No Mākou ka Mana asserts that the founders of the Hawaiian Kingdom exercised their own agency. The ruling aliʻi selectively appropriated tools and ideas from the West—including laws, religion, educational models, protocols, weapons, printing and mapmaking technologies, seafaring vessels, clothing, names, and international alliances. The result? A hybrid system based on an enduring tradition of Hawaiian governance intended to preserve, strengthen, and maintain the lāhui.
Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekūhaupiʻo
Famous deeds of fearless men and beloved rulers of old Hawaiʻi.
This book about Kamehameha Paiʻea and the great warrior Kekūhaupiʻo is a compilation of articles that Reverend Stephen L. Desha published serially in his Hawaiian-language newspaper, Ka Hoku o Hawaii, from 1920 to 1924. Kekūhaupiʻo, a master of Hawaiian martial arts, first served as Kamehameha’s instructor in the skills of combat before becoming his stalwart bodyguard, fearless warrior, and trusted adviser.
Native Hawaiian Law:
The definitive resource for understanding critical legal issues affecting Native Hawaiians.
This revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking 1991 Native Hawaiian Rights Handbook offers a comprehensive analysis of specific laws and topics, including:
• Native Hawaiians and US law
• Water rights
• Burial rights
• The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
• Indigenous cultural property
• Native Hawaiian health
• Hawaiian language and education
…and many more.
Kamehameha: The Rise of a King
Historical fiction highlighting the people, places, and events that shaped Kamehameha.
Kamehameha: The Rise of a King is a work of historical fiction about Kamehameha, one of the great heroes of Hawaiʻi. This work sheds new light on Kamehameha’s upbringing and his lifelong quest to unify the Hawaiian Islands.
Kamehameha: The Rise of a King—
A Resource Guide for Kumu and ʻOhana
Cultural materials to keep keiki and haumāna engaged in learning.
This resource guide is to be used alongside the book Kamehameha: The Rise of a King. It includes cultural insights and fun haʻawina to help learners connect with the life of Kamehameha and gain a greater appreciation for Native Hawaiian culture. A range of activities for different age groups allows teachers and parents to customize learning.
Hawai‘i Island Legends: Pele, Pīkoi, and Others
Famous stories of the gods, aliʻi, people, and beloved places of Hawaiʻi Island.
Here are the heroes, gods, and goddesses of Hawaiʻi at their most powerful and colorful—but here are also stories of a cowrie shell, a banana skin, a hidden island, and ordinary people who experienced extraordinary events. Collected and edited by noted Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukui, and retold by Caroline Curtis, this volume is a delightful introduction to Hawaiʻi’s rich tradition of storytelling for young and old alike.
Tales of the Menehune
Legends about menehune, the demigod Māui, and other tales of the Hawaiian Islands.
The menehune lived in mountain forests and came to the lowland only at night, performing miraculous tasks that often helped people in need. Collected and edited by noted Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukui, and retold by Caroline Curtis, this volume is a delightful introduction to Hawai‘i’s rich tradition of storytelling for young and old alike.
Stories of Life in Old Hawaiʻi
Historical fiction about everyday life in precontact Hawaiʻi.
These stories imagine the lives of a young Native Hawaiian couple, Keao and Malu, within a vibrant community engaged in traditional activities such as house building, kapa making, hula, bird catching, fishing, and Makahiki.
Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me
Contemporary novel about understanding ancestral responsibilities, mending relationships, and finding one’s identity as a Hawaiian in today’s world.
Moana Kawelo, PhD, has a promising career as a museum curator in Los Angeles. The untimely death of her father—and the gravitational pull of Hawaiʻi when she returns home for his funeral—causes Moana to question her motivations and her glamorous life in California.
Ruling Chiefs of Hawaiʻi
Kamakau’s masterwork on ancient Hawaiian history.
Ruling Chiefs of Hawaiʻi has been a foundational Hawaiian text for more than six decades. This volume draws from Native Hawaiian oral traditions and histories prior to the social and political upheaval Hawaiʻi faced in the late nineteenth century. Written from 1866 to 1871 by one of Hawaiʻi’s greatest historians, Ruling Chiefs of Hawaiʻi begins with the great chief ʻUmi, eight generations before Kamehameha ʻEkahi, and ends with the reign of Kauikeaouli in 1854.
Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa
The Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa (PAL) series of Hawaiian culture-based science readers takes keiki on a fascinating journey into the diverse environments that make Hawaiʻi the special place that it is. From high mountain forests shrouded in clouds to coastal waters teeming with life, your budding reader will discover the amazing diversity of Hawaiʻi’s ecosystems and their unique inhabitants. Meet the koa bug, pāoʻo fish, wiliwili tree, and other Hawaiian endemic species found nowhere else in the world. Colorful photographs and illustrations along with informative text will delight and intrigue your young explorer, and Hawaiian language, traditions, and settings will help your keiki build a firm foundation in the rich, deep ʻāina of Hawaiʻi nei.