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No Mākou ka Mana: Liberating the Nation
No Mākou ka Mana 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 intended to preserve, strengthen, and maintain the lāhui. Using rare primary documents and "‘Ōiwi optics," Kamanamaikalani Beamer offers a new point of reference for understanding the motivations, methods and accomplishments of Hawai‘i’s great leaders.
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No Makou ka Mana: Liberating the Nation

Kamehameha: The Rise of a King
Kamehameha: The Rise of a King is a work of historical fiction about Kamehameha, the great hero of Hawai‘i. The stories highlight people, places, and events that shaped Kamehameha’s life and led him to become Kana‘iaupuni, the Conqueror of the Islands.

Signs and prophecies had predicted Kamehameha’s rise to power, but there was also fierce resistance to his leadership. Kamehameha: The Rise of a King shows how Kamehameha overcame opposition and reached his destiny as father of the Hawaiian nation.
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Kamehameha: The Rise of a King

Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekūhaupi‘o
From 1920 - 1924, Reverend Stephen L. Desha published a series on the ali‘i, Kamehameha Paiea, and the great warrior, Kekūhaupi‘o, in his weekly Hawaiian language newspaper Ka Hoku o Hawaii. Kekūhaupi‘o, 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 advisor. Desha uses the character of Kekūhaupi‘o to largely retell the story of Kamehameha. Lovingly translated by Frances N. Frazier, the text retains much of the eloquence that places Desha among the foremost Hawaiian writers of his time.
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Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekukaupi‘o

Hawai‘i Island Legends
Here are the heroes, gods and goddesses of Hawai‘i 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 for a broad audience by Caroline Curtis, this volume is a delightful introduction to Hawai‘i’s rich tradition of storytelling for young and old alike.
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Hawaiʻi Island Legends

Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me
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 Hawai‘i when she returns home for his funeral—causes Moana to question her motivations and her glamorous life in California. Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me is the story of Moana's struggle to understand her ancestral responsibilities, mend relationships, and find her identity as a Hawaiian in today's world.
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Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me

Tales of the Menehune
Hawaiian legends and myths about menehune, the demigod Māui, and other tales of the Hawaiian Islands. Collected and edited by noted Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukui, and retold for a broad audience by Caroline Curtis, this volume is a delightful introduction to Hawai‘i’s rich tradition of storytelling for young and old alike.
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Tales of the Menehune

Stories of Life in Old Hawai‘i
Historical fiction about everyday life in pre-contact Hawai‘i. Suitable for reading to younger children and for independent reading by older children and adults. Previously published as Life in Old Hawai‘i.
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Stories of Life in Old Hawai‘i