Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

In this chapter I analyze one of Poepoe’s most important works, “Moolelo Hawaii Kahiko” (Ancient Hawaiian history), serialized in 1906. The chapter demonstrates Poepoe’s commitment to teaching the younger generations of his own as well as our time. He presents the material, especially genealogies, so that they are more readily understandable than in the old chants themselves, and in his many explanations of place names and the deeper meanings (kaona) of words, sayings, and so forth. Poepoe engages moʻokūʻauhau as a recurring way of connecting to ancestors (kupuna) and descendants (mamo, moʻopuna); as a way of approaching the world; as...

This content is only available as PDF.
You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Don't already have an account? Register
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal