Patrick Vinton Kirch's A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of PDF

By Patrick Vinton Kirch

ISBN-10: 0520273303

ISBN-13: 9780520273306

Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and different Polynesians again to the seashores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery around the Pacific during this attention-grabbing heritage of Hawaiian tradition from approximately 1000 years in the past. Combining greater than 4 many years of his personal study with local Hawaiian oral traditions and the facts of archaeology, Kirch places a human face at the sluggish upward push to energy of the Hawaiian god-kings, who via the overdue eighteenth century have been locked in a sequence of wars for final regulate of the complete archipelago.
This vigorous, obtainable chronicle works again from Captain James Cook’s stumble upon with the pristine nation in 1778, while the British explorers encountered an island civilization ruled by means of rulers who couldn't be gazed upon via universal humans. Interweaving anecdotes from his personal common go back and forth and broad archaeological investigations into the wider old narrative, Kirch exhibits how the early Polynesian settlers of Hawai'i tailored to this new island panorama and created hugely efficient agricultural systems.

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