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Unwritten Literature of Hawaii; The Sacred Songs of the Hula Collected and Translated with Notes and an Account of the Hula

By Nathaniel B. Emerson

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Title: Unwritten Literature of Hawaii; The Sacred Songs of the Hula Collected and Translated with Notes and an Account of the Hula  
Author: Nathaniel B. Emerson
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Music, Hawaiian Education
Collections: Music, Authors Community, Favorites from the National Library of China, Literature, Religion, Education, Most Popular Books in China, Fine Arts, Political Science
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Publication Date:
1998
Publisher: Mutual Publishing
Member Page: Hale Kuamoʻo Hawaiian Language Center

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Emerson, N. B. (1998). Unwritten Literature of Hawaii; The Sacred Songs of the Hula Collected and Translated with Notes and an Account of the Hula. Retrieved from http://members.worldlibrary.net/


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Previous to the year 1906 the researches of the Bureau were restricted to the American Indians, but by act of Congress approved June 30 of that year the scope of its operations was extended to include the natives of the Hawaiian islands. Funds were not specifically provided, however, for prosecuting investigations among these people, and in the absence of an appropriation for this purpose it was considered inadvisable to restrict the systematic investigations among the Indian tribes in order that the new field might be entered. Fortunately the publication of valuable data pertaining to Hawaii is already provided for, and the present memoir by Doctor Emerson is the first of the Bureau's Hawaiian series. It is expected that this Bulletin will be followed shortly by one comprising an extended list of works relating to Hawaii, compiled by Prof. H. M. Ballou and Dr. Cyrus Thomas.

Table of Contents
The hula. 11 -- The halau; the kuahu—their decoration and consecration. 14 -- The gods of the hula. 23 -- Support and organization of the hula. 26 -- Ceremonies of graduation; debut of a hula dancer. 31 -- The password—the song of admission. 38 -- Worship at the altar of the halau. 42 -- Costume of the hula dancer. 49 -- The hula ala&?a-papa. 57 -- The hula pa-ipu, or kuolo. 73 -- The hula ki?i. 91 -- The hula pahu. 103 -- The hula uliui. 107 -- The hula puili. 113 -- The hula ka-laau. 116 -- The hula ili—ili. 120 -- The hula kaekeeke. 122 -- An intermission. 126 -- The hula niau-kani. 132 -- The hula ohe. 135 -- The music and musical instruments of the Hawaiians. 138 -- Gesture. 176 -- The hula pa-hua. 183 -- The hula Pele. 186 -- The hula pa?i-umauma. 202 -- The hula ku i Molokai. 207 -- The hula kielei. 210 -- The hula mu?u-mu?u. 212 -- The hula kolani. 216 -- The hula kolea. 219 -- The hula mano. 221 -- The hula ilio. 223 -- The hula pua?a. 228 -- The hula ohelo. 233 -- The hula kilu. 235 -- The hula hoonana. 244 -- The hula ulili. 246 -- The hula o-niu. 248 -- The hula ku?i. 250 -- The oli. 254 -- The water of Kane. 257 -- General review. 260 -- Glossary. 265 -- Index. 271 -- Illustrations. 265

 

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