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The People

Robert J. Hommon

in The Ancient Hawaiian State: Origins of a Political Society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199916122
eISBN:
9780199332823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916122.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the two Hawaiian socioeconomic classes, the commoners (maka`āinana), whose social ties and work were strongly focused on the local community (ahupua`a or `āina) where they ... More


The Rise of Competing Hawaiian States

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/9780226592121.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter sets forth the case that Hawaiʻi had the necessary food surpluses to form complex states, and then compares several theories developed to explain state formation in Hawaiʻi during the ... More


The Impact of the Mahele and Kuleana Act

Carlos Andrade

in Ha'ena: Through the Eyes of the Ancestors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831196
eISBN:
9780824868826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831196.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the impact of the Mahele and Kuleana Act on landholding in Hā'ena. It first explains how Hā'ena was awarded to Abner Pākī, a powerful ali'i closely allied with the Kamehameha ... More


Hui Kū‘ai ‘Āina o Hā‘ena

Carlos Andrade

in Ha'ena: Through the Eyes of the Ancestors

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831196
eISBN:
9780824868826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831196.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on Hui Kū'ai 'Āina o Hā'ena (Hā'ena Cooperative/Company to Purchase Land), one of many hui (organizations, gatherings together of people) formed by the people to buy land in the ... More


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