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Author Clark, John R. K., 1946- author

Title Kalaupapa place names, Waikolu to Nihoa / John R.K. Clark ; translations by Iāsona Ellinwood and Keao NeSmith
Published Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 377 pages)
Contents Kalaupapa before 1866 -- Kalaupapa, the early years, 1866 to 1873 -- Father Damien (Makua Damiano) in Hawaiʻi, 1873 to 1889 -- Mother Marianne (Makuahine Mariana) in Hawaiʻi, 1888 to 1918
Summary In Kalaupapa Place Names, John Clark presents a unique history of the leprosy settlement on Moloka‘i, based on his meticulous research of more than three hundred Hawaiian-language newspaper articles. He first assembled an extensive list of familiar and long-forgotten place names associated with the Kalaupapa peninsula and then searched for them in the online repository of Hawaiian-language newspapers. With translation assistance by Iāsona Ellinwood and Keao NeSmith, he discovered articles that show a community of Hawaiians from every island except uninhabited Kaho‘olawe. Their stories reveal an active community with its members trying to live their lives as normally as possible in the face of a debilitating disease.The first section of the book contains newspaper articles arranged under an alphabetical listing of place names. The second section organizes the material into chronological segments, from before the establishment of the Kalaupapa Settlement to the death of Mother Marianne Cope in 1918. These two sections are followed by a collection of kanikau or lamentations, interviews with Kalaupapa residents, and a list of Hawaiian language newspapers. Introductory paragraphs for groupings of newspaper articles assist the reader in visualizing the physical landscape and understanding the history and significance of a particular location. The poetry of the Hawaiian language is evident throughout the translations, especially in the kanikau
Notes Translations of more than three hundred Hawaiian-language newspaper articles published by residents of Kalaupapa between 1834 and 1948
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 20, 2018)
Subject Leprosy -- Patients -- Hawaii -- Kalaupapa -- Social conditions
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Oceanic & Australian Languages
Leprosy -- Patients -- Social conditions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare.
Social conditions.
Kalaupapa (Hawaii) -- History
Kalaupapa (Hawaii) -- Social conditions
Hawaii -- Kalaupapa.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ellinwood, Iāsona, translator
NeSmith, Keao, translator
ISBN 0824873300 (electronic bk.)
082487725X (electronic bk.)
9780824873301 (electronic bk.)
9780824877255 (electronic bk.)