The first book (of 7) on the Ancient Hawaiian sites of the ahupuaÊ»a (land districts) in NÄpali Coast State Park has arrived. "MiloliÊ»i; Archival Documentation of MiloliÊ»i AhupuaÊ»a, Kona Moku, KauaÊ»i Mokupuni." and is now for sale:
This very Limited Edition Hardbound, archival book is 12.25 wide and 9.75 inches tall with 144 pages. Approximetely 200 books will be for sale as most are set to go to local schools, libraries and HawaiÊ»i State Parks thanks to generous donations from our sponsors. Captain AndyÊ»s Sailing Inc.; La familia Godinez > Kayak KauaÊ»i; Dr. Jennifer Kahn > the memory of Maurine F. Kahn; Myra Tomonari-Tuggle; Waimea Plantation Cottages; the Eshelman family > Donald > Bobbie Gallagher.
Extensive research was done into the ancient Hawaiian legends and newspapers by Dr. Keao NeSmith, KauaiÊ»s preeminent Hawaiian scholar. Archaeologist, Alan Carpenter, Myra Tomonari-Tuggle, Martha Yent, Summer Moore and Dr. Jennifer Kahn have written on their research and findings in MiloliÊ»i. Plus the historical drawings of Diana Izdebski.
The front matter opens with Place Names, Wind Names, Stream Names, and MiloliÊ»i Legends from the Hawaiian newspapers of the 1800Ê»s, to pay homage to the KÄnaka Maoli that lived here for over 700 years. Translated and researched by Dr. Keao NeSmith.
Each Chapter is broken down into the types of sites, such as NÄ Heiau o MiloliÊ»i (Temples of MiloliÊ»i), with if possible their name and any information from Hawaiian sources or scientific research.
KaumeheÊ»iwa is the only known interview done of a MiloliÊ»i native, done in 1917 by Rev. J. Lydgate. If you visit Bishop MuseumÊ»s Hawaiian Hall you will notice the only remaining traditional Hawaiian hale pili (grass house), that was removed from MiloliÊ»i in 1900, by William Deverill for the new Museum.
Archaeological plot plans of the sites are contained throughout the book,
Along with exquisite drawings by Diana Izdebski.
For us this book was produced as my way to MÄlama MiloliÊ»i, to care for and help protect this sacred land through documentation and education.
We have donated books to all the Libraries on Kaua'i as well as the Kaua'i Museum and Kaua'i Historical Society, if you would like to view a book.
We have a very limited supply for sale on KauaÊ»i at $50.00 each plus $2.38 GTE Tax.
Limited buyers will also will receive a 8X10 signed photograph from the book of a site in MiloliÊ»i.
We will take cash, check or PayPal. For more information contact us through the ABOUT + CONTACT Page.
May 1st - May 10th, 2020, Educational Exhibit at the KauaÊ»i Society of Artist Gallery, Kukui Grove.
More information soon!
We hope you will join us on our adventure.....
Mahalo e Aloha ke Akua