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Kuleana and Commitment: Working toward a Collaborative Hawaiian Archaeology

Kathleen L. Kawelu


The sociopolitical climate of Hawaii has changed substantially in recent decades, and archaeologists working to decipher the islands' past are increasingly faced with a complexity of issues involving Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) concerns. This book examines the entangled interactions between Kanaka Maoli and archaeologists in Hawaii by conducting an ethnographic investigation of the discipline of archaeology itself. It explores the development of Hawaiian archaeology, discusses important cases of the recent past, and focuses on the interpersonal relationships between these two key groups inv ... More

Keywords: Hawaii, Native Hawaiians, sovereignty, Kanaka Maoli, archaeologists, Hawaiian archaeology, cultural perpetuation, cultural revitalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780824846800
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824846800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen L. Kawelu, author
University of Hawai'i at Hilo