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When French Protestants Replaced British Missionaries in the Pacific and Indian Oceans; Or, How to Avoid the Colonial Trap

Jean-François Zorn

in In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

This chapter explores three cases—Tahiti, the Loyalty Islands, and Madagascar—in order to illustrate how Protestants from the Société des Missions Évangéliques de Paris (or Paris Mission) negotiated ... More


Society Islands: Tahitian Archives

MATT K. MATSUDA

in Empire of Love: Histories of France and the Pacific

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195162950
eISBN:
9780199867660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162950.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the seizure of Tahiti by French warships and the long resistance of Queen Pomare and chiefly leaders from around the Polynesian islands. The story focuses on the ways that the ... More


Pitcairn's Tortured Past: A Legal History

Andrew Lewis

in Justice, Legality and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Pitcairn Prosecutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568666
eISBN:
9780191721595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568666.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter traces the legal history of Pitcairn Island. Many of the original settlers were murdered, and their Tahitian womenfolk were ill-treated — and there was no machinery of justice, at least ... More


The Observation of Venus

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The ‘Terra Australis’ of Joseph Hall's Mundus and of the French 18th-century utopists was, in geographical theory, no fiction. In 1765, Charles de Brosses's Histoire des navigations aux terres ... More


Aotourou and Omai

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Louis-Antoine Bougainville reached Saint–Malo on March 16, 1769, and was soon with Aotourou in Paris, France. More than a year before the publication of Bougainville's Voyage, the tale of Tahiti was ... More


Such a Revolution

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Early in 1787, Joseph Banks convinced the British government of the advantages for transplanting breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies. He believed that this almost paradisal plant could usefully ... More


Polynesia and Difference

Charles Forsdick

in Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160144
eISBN:
9780191673795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The role of Polynesia in the French Empire was more strategic than economic, but its sensitive location was of great interest. Victor Segalen's own first ... More


The Tahitian World

Vanessa Smith, Nicholas Thomas, and Maia Nuku (eds)

in Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836764
eISBN:
9780824871130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836764.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes the island of Tahiti. The place consists of two peninsulas—both of which are circular with an isthmus of low land about two or three miles long. The larger peninsula is called ... More


Trading Nature: Tahitians, Europeans, and Ecological Exchange

Jennifer Newell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832810
eISBN:
9780824870744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832810.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

When Captain Samuel Wallis became the first European to land at Tahiti in June 1767, he left not only a British flag on shore but also three guinea hens, a pair of turkeys, a pregnant cat, and a ... More


Mutiny and Aftermath: James Morrison's Account of the Mutiny on the Bounty and the Island of Tahiti

Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836764
eISBN:
9780824871130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836764.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The mutiny on the Bounty was one of the most controversial events of eighteenth-century maritime history. This book publishes a full narrative of the events by one of the participants, the ... More


Experimental Voyaging*

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter suggests the case that it would have enabled canoes in Polynesia to sail much better than Andrew Sharp and other critics allowed. Long voyages to windward made by tacking directly ... More


Cultural Revival

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains that the purpose in building Hōkūle'a and then sailing her to Tahiti was actually twofold. In addition to resolving issues about seafaring in Polynesia, the canoe and the voyage ... More


Wait for the West Wind

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the third basic adaptation for oceanic expansion by analyzing how, in 1986, Hōkūle'a sailed eastward across Polynesia from Samoa to Tahiti by utilizing westerly wind shifts. In ... More


Sailing Back and Forth Between Hawaiʻi and Tahiti

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The voyage Hōkūle'a made in 1976 from Hawai'i to Tahiti and back set a new standard in experimental voyaging, for it was the first time a reconstructed craft had sailed both ways over a long oceanic ... More


The Family of the Canoe

Ben Finney

in Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter states that there was something special, Nainoa Thompson went on to say, about those who sailed Hōkūle'a back to Hawai'i on the last, homecoming leg of the voyage. In addition to veteran ... More


Savage Critics: Lahontan, Rousseau, and Diderot

Robert Launay

in Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575254
eISBN:
9780226575421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575421.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Lahontan’s literary dialogue with the wise and well-travelled Huron Adario pioneered a genre which pitted clever dialectical savages against slow-witted Europeans. Adario contrasts the virtues of ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer Newell

in Trading Nature: Tahitians, Europeans, and Ecological Exchange

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832810
eISBN:
9780824870744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832810.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This concluding chapter looks back to the lessons discussed in the previous chapters in drawing out the major themes the above scenes of ecological exchange imply. Selecting Tahiti as a focus, a ... More


The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Edward G. Gray

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (1751–1789) came into contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, ... More


Voyaging and Settlement

Sumner La Croix

in Hawai'i: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592091
eISBN:
9780226592121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226592121.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Understanding Hawaiʻi’s discovery, initial settlement, and ensuing rapid population growth are important for understanding the full sweep of Hawaiian history, as the effects of initial events, ... More


Encountering Agency: Islanders, European Voyagers, and the Production of Race in Oceania

Bronwen Douglas

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter combines an ethnohistory of encounters between Pacific Islanders and European voyagers with the history of the unstable idea of “race” by correlating voyagers' racial terminology with ... More


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