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Ha'ena: Through the Eyes of the Ancestors

Carlos Andrade


Hā'ena is a land steeped in antiquity yet vibrantly beautiful today as any fantasy of a tropical paradise. He 'aina momona, a rich and fertile land linked to the sea and the rising and setting sun, is a place of gods and goddesses. It epitomizes the best that can be found in the district of northwestern Kaua'i, known to aboriginal people of Hawai'i as Halele'a (House of Pleasure and Delight). This book offers a unique perspective in the complex story of the ahupua'a of Hā'ena by examining the unique relationships developed by Hawaiians with the environment as well as the system used to look af ... More

Keywords: kupuna, Hā'ena, He 'aina momona, Kaua'i, aboriginal people, land privatization, independence, Mahele, Kuleana Act, Hawai'i

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824831196
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831196.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlos Andrade, author
University of Hawai'i at Manoa