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A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Hokulani K. Aikau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674619
eISBN:
9781452946986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674619.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Christianity figured prominently in the imperial and colonial exploitation and dispossession of indigenous peoples worldwide, yet many indigenous people embrace Christian faith as part of their ... More


La‘ie, a Promised Land, and Pu‘uhonua: Spatial Struggles for Land and Identity

Hokulani K. Aikau

in A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674619
eISBN:
9781452946986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674619.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In 1865 the Mormon Church purchased 6000 acres of the Lāʻie ahupuaʻa to provide Hawaiian Latter-day Saints with a gathering place in Hawaiʻi where they could live among coreligionists. It also became ... More


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