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The Arts of KingshipHawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era$
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Stacy L. Kamehiro

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832636

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832636.001.0001

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(Re)Collecting History

(Re)Collecting History

The Hawaiian National Museum

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(p.97) Chapter 4 (Re)Collecting History
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The Arts of Kingship
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Stacy L. Kamehiro

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832636.003.0005

This chapter examines the production of national culture and history through the Hawaiian National Museum, an institution developed by Native Hawaiian chiefs and their advisers and the non-Native social and political elite from its inception in 1872 to 1891, when most of its holdings were transferred to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. The Hawaiian case is remarkable in that it represents a situation in which a Native-led government adopted the institution of the museum as a cultural strategy to resist colonization by a foreign power, impede an internal revolution spearheaded by non-Native Hawaiians, and renew confidence in the Native population. Simultaneously, the Hawaiian National Museum formalized other nationalist discourses, permitting non-Native culture brokers, particularly those of American descent, to herald the progress and civilization they had wrought in the kingdom.

Keywords:   national culture, national history, Hawaiian National Museum, cultural strategy, colonization, nationalist discourses, internal revolution

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