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I Ulu I Ke KumuThe Hawaiinuiakea Monograph$
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M. Puakea Nogelmeier

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780984566600

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780984566600.001.0001

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Acts of Beauty: Here and Abroad

Acts of Beauty: Here and Abroad

(p.18) Acts of Beauty: Here and Abroad
I Ulu I Ke Kumu

Nahua Patrinos

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter describes the use of Ka Moʻolelo o Hiʻiakaikapoliopele: Ka wahine i ka lā, ka uʻi palekoki uila o Halemaʻumaʻu (The Epic Tale of Hiʻiakaikapoliopele: Woman of the Sunrise, Lightning-skirted Beauty of Halemaʻumaʻu) as the text for a course entitled “United States Cultural Experience: Indigenous Peoples” in a classroom experiment. The chapter first provides a background on the course, which the author taught in California during the fall semester of 2009, before discussing the transformative process in which the students learned more about Hawaiian culture through an appreciation and understanding of cultures from other countries. It also considers how acts of beauty were created because of the reading of Hiʻiakaikapoliopele.

Keywords:   epic, Hiʻiakaikapoliopele, course, Indigenous peoples, California, beauty, Hawaiian culture

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