This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
From the back cover: Originally published in 1972, Native Planters in Old Hawaii: Their Life, Lore, and Environment (Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 233) remains one of the most important ethnographic works on traditional Hawaiian culture. It has been reprinted here for the first time with an index to subjects and chants, making this edition invaluable for scholars and laymen alike. This pioneering study of cultivation practices, beliefs, and rituals is the fruit of a brilliant collaborative effort between the eminent Pacific anthropologist, E.S. Craighill Handy, and his wife, Elizabeth, and the noted authority on Hawaiian language and culture, Mary Kawene Pukui. The authors maintain that "the Hawaiians, more than any other Polynesians, were a people whose means of livelihood, whose work and interests, were centered on cultivation of the soil," and that horticultural practices and rituals provide keys to understanding the culture as a whole. The book begins by discussing the basic patterns of Hawaiian planting culture, the gods worshiped, class and land divisions, water rights and irrigation techniques, tools, crafts, and general horticultural skills. Considering the different habitats of each island, the authors show how the people shaped their cultivation practices to the varied Hawaiian environment. Descriptions of myth and ritual connected to planting, including the central role of the Makahiki harvest festival, support the theme that Hawaiian identity is closely ties to the land.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Bishop Museum Pr, Honolulu, 1978. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; Second Printing. FO printed signature FFE ; light foxing to endpapers and all edges ; Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 233; 9.9 X 6.7 X 1.3 inches; 641 pages. Seller Inventory # 4824
Book Description Bishop Museum Pr, 1991. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020910240116
Book Description Bishop Museum Pr, 1991. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_229520871
Book Description Bishop Museum Pr, 1991. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0910240116-2-4
Book Description Bishop Museum Pr, 1991. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0910240116
Book Description Bishop Museum Pr, 1991. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0910240116_4