Sam Low PhD Hawaiki Rising

ISBN 13: 9781617102004

Hawaiki Rising

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9781617102004: Hawaiki Rising

Hokule'a is built to follow ancient sea paths..

Nainoa Thompson searches the sky for clues his ancestors once used to find land across a trackless ocean...

Mau Piailug reaches out across barriers of culture and distance to pass on the seafaring art of his ancestors...

A crew bonds together with aloha on a voyage to Tahiti - the first Hawaiians to navigate the Pacific without charts or instruments in a thousand years...

Hawaiki Rising is the unpublished story of the Hokule'a and the men and women who sailed in the wake of their ancestors to discover pride in their culture and themselves.

"The vision of Hokule'a was conceived in 1973, so the publishing of this book marks the 40th anniversary of her creation. Sam Low, the author, has sailed with us on three voyages, written numerous articles and now, after ten years of work, has finished Hawaiki Rising. This book is an important part of our 'olelo, our history, and it contains the mana of all those who helped create and sail Hokule'a." Nainoa Thompson

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About the Author:

Sam Low served in the U.S. Navy in Pacific from 1964 to 1966 and earned a PH.D. degree from Harvard (in anthropology) in 1975. In 1983, after traveling throughout Polynesia, Sam produced his award winning film, The Navigators-Pathfinders of the Pacific, which told the story of the Polynesian settlement of the Pacific. It aired on PBS nationally and internationally on television venues throughout the world. He is the author of many articles on the canoe and her meaning to Polynesians.

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Sunday, June 16, 2013

'Hawaiki' chronicles hopes tied to Hokule'a
By Gary Kubota

Sam Low's "Hawaiki Rising: Hokule'a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance," captures in convincing style the heartbreak, sacrifice and hopes of the crews aboard the historic double-hulled sailing canoe Hokule'a.

The book takes readers well beyond the first Hawaii-Tahiti voyage in 1976 that supported the assertion that Pacific islanders could navigate the open ocean without instruments, relying on signs in nature and the heavens, well before European expeditions to the Americas.

Nainoa Thompson - Hokule'a's navigator

"The vision of Hōkūle'a was conceived in 1973, so the publishing of this book
marks the 40th anniversary of her creation. Sam Low, the author, has sailed
with us on three voyages, written numerous articles and now, after ten years of
work, has finished Hawaiki Rising. This book is an important part of our 'ōlelo,
our history, and it contains the mana of all those who helped create and sail
Hōkūle'a." 

Christina Thompson - author of the Come On shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All - published by Bloomsbury (and now working on a major book for Harper Collins on Polynesia) has this to say:

The pacing is great. A good read. Fast, interesting... I adore the portraits of the various players, including minor ones - this is a huge strength of the book: your intimate knowledge of the people, the details of their own personal histories, how they came together to make this happen, what it meant to each of them. I think that is FANTASTIC and I haven't seen it anywhere else....


Hawaii Book Blog

Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūleʻa, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance tells the story of Hokule'a's creation at a time when Hawaiian culture was almost lost. The book tells Nainoa Thompson's story for the first time. The book is populated by the 'ohana wa'a, the family of the canoe - those men and women who shared the vision of raising distant islands across the sea. For a more in depth synopsis, visit Sam Low's Hawaiki Rising website.

"Got my copy of Hawaiki Rising! Was supposed to be airplane reading but I couldn't wait. Stayed up late reading, fed kids cleaned up and started reading again. It's like I'm transported back in time. I can't explain it. I can't put it down. I'm hearing all these voices coming to life, all their experiences. People I know, I see them in a whole new context!  Makes me want to learn more...

I finished it that same day! It was great. Easy to read, gave voice and details to a story I knew a little bit about."

Kuuleianuhea Awo-Chun
Kumu, wa'a project alaka'i with Kanehunamoku.

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