- Series: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 233 (Book 233)
- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Bishop Museum Pr; Revised edition (1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0910240116
- ISBN-13: 978-0910240116
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,566,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Native Planters in Old Hawaii: Their Life, Lore, and Environment (Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 233) Revised Edition
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"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.
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First published in 1940, the revised edition from the 1970's is expanded and even more comprehensive.
This ethnographic, ethno-botanical (is that a word?), anthroplogical, and folkloric book covers the the Hawaiaan horticultural complex, the effects of Gods on planting, native terrain, planters' knowledge, planters' tools and methods, how planting differed from island to island, principal and minor crops (taro, sweet potato, breadfruit, banana, coconut, pineapple, kukui, wauke...), animal husbandry, plant folklore, demographics and politics related to food, festivals, geology and geography of the different islands, and more!