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No Makou Ka Mana: Liberating the Nation

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No Makou Ka Mana: Liberating the Nation

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No Makou ka Mana: Liberating the Nation asserts that the founders of the Hawaiian Kingdom exercised their own agency and were not just acted upon by foreign powers. The ruling ali`i selectively appropriated tools and ideas from the West – including laws, religion, educational models, protocols, weapons, printing and map-making technologies, seafaring vessels, clothing, names and international alliances.

The result? A hybrid system based on an enduring tradition of Hawaiian governance and intended to preserve, strengthen, and maintain the Lahui. Using rare primary documents and “Oiwi optics”, Kamanamaikalani Beamer offers a new point of reference for understanding the motivations, methods, and accomplishments of Hawaii’s great leaders.

Page Count 280
Publisher Kamehameha Publishing Printed in China
Publish Date May 2014
Dimensions 9” x 6” x 0.90”
Author Kamanamaikalani Beamer, PhD
About the Author An assistant professor in the Hui `Aina Momona program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He serves in the Hawai`inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and in the William S. Richardson School of Law.
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 13 9780873362931

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