|Ke Kumu Aupuni - $35.00
Author: Kamakau, Samuel
Samuel Kamakau's history now available in his own language and
in the order in which he told it.
Puakea Nogelmeier served as editor of the five-year project, a collaborative
effort by some 18 people, including students, friends and other UH
faculty members. Key collaborators were UH lecturer Lalepa Koga, who
collected and typed materials; Sahoa Fukushima, who proofread, corrected
the manuscript and helped index; and Noenoe Silva, principal compiler
of an inclusive 62-page index.
The lone page in English in the 325-page text explains that Kamakau
(1815-1876) wrote a landmark history of Kamehameha the Great and his
kingdom. The account appeared as a serial column in two
Hawaiian-language newspapers over three years, from 1866 through 1869.
This book presents half of that text; a sequel will publish the second
half. The book also features 15 color plates, including several little
seen photos of ali'i, or royalty.