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Bibliography--Polynesian Migrations & Voyaging Traditions
(Updated 7/1/00)

Barthel, Thomas S. The Eighth Land: The Polynesian Discovery and Settlement of Easter Island. Honolulu: UH Press, 1978. (Originally published in German in 1974 by Klaus Renner Verlag, Munich.)

Beckwith, Martha W. Hawaiian Mythology. Honolulu: UH Press, 1970. (Originally published in 1940 by Yale University Press.)

Buck, Peter. Vikings of the Sunrise. New York: Stokes, 1938.

Cartwright, Bruce. "The Legend of Hawaii-Loa." Journal of the Polynesian Society. Vol. 38: 1929. 105-121.

Corney, B.G. (ed.) The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the Years 1772-6 (3 vols.). London: Hakluyt Society, 1913-1919.

Emerson, N. B., "Long Voyages of the Ancient Hawaiians," Papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society, May 18, 1893 (No. 5) 5-13.

Finney, Ben. From Sea to Space. Palmerston North, NZ: Massey University, 1992.

Finney, Ben. Hokule'a, the Way to Tahiti. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1979.

Finney, Ben. Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey Through Polynesia. Berkeley: UC Press, 1994.

Fornander, Abraham. Hawaiian antiquities and folklore. Bishop Museum Memoirs, Vols 4, 5, and 6. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1916-1920.

Green, Laura; edited by Martha Warren Beckwith. Folk-tales from Hawaii. Poughkeepsie, New York: Vassar, 1926.

Grey, Sir George. Legends of Atoearoa. Hamilton, NZ: Silver Fern Books, 1988.

Handy, E.S. Craighill. History and Culture in the Society Islands. Honolulu: Bishop Musuem Press, 1930.

Handy, E.S. Craighill. Marquesan Legends. Honolulu: Bishop Musuem Press, 1930.

Handy, E.S. Craighill. The Native Culture in the Marquesas. Honolulu: Bishop Musuem Press, 1923.

Henry, Teuira. Ancient Tahiti. Honolulu: Bishop Musuem Press, 1928.

Henry, Teuira et al. Voyaging Chiefs of Havai'i. Honolulu: Kalamaku Press, 1995. A collection of voyaging traditions from across Polynesia.

Irwin, Geoffrey. The Prehistoric Exploration and Colonization of the Pacific. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Johnson, Rubellite K. "From the Gills of the Fish: The Tahitian Homeland of Hawaii's Chief Mo'ikeha."

Kalakaua, David. The Legends and Myths of Hawaii. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1972. Originally publsihed in 1888.

Kamakau, Samuel Manaiakalani. Tales and Traditions of the People of Old / Na Mo'olelo a ka Po'e Kahiko. Honolulu: Bishop Museum, 1993.

Kepelino's Traditions of Hawaii. Honolulu: Bishop Museum, 1932.

Kane, Herb Kawainui. Voyagers. Honolulu: Whalesong, 1991.

Kirch, Patrick Vinton. Feathered Gods and Fishhooks: An Introduction to Hawaiian Archaeology and Prehistory. Honolulu: UH Press, 1987.

Kirch, Patrick Vinton. The Lapita Peoples: Ancestors of the Oceanic World. Cambridge, MA, 1997.

Kirch, Patrick Vinton. On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands Before Euuropean Contact. Berkeley: Univ. of California, 2000.

Koro, Timi and Drury Low, trans. "The Story of Ru's Canoe and the Discovery and Settlement of Aitutaki"; The Story of Te Erui Ariki; The Story of Ruatapu. Journal of the Polynesian Society. Vol. 43, 1934. 17-24; 72-84;171-186, 258-266.

Landgridge Marta, trans. Von den Steinem's Marquesan Myths. Canberra, Australia: Target Oceania/The Journal of Pacific History, 19 88.

Lewis, David. The Voyaging Stars: Secrets of the Pacific Island Navigators. New York: W.W. Norton, 1978.

Lewis, David. We, the Navigators: The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific. 2nd Edition. Honolulu: UH Press. 1994.

Lindo, Cecilia Kapua and Nancy Alpert Mower. Polynesian Seafaring Heritage. Honolulu: Kamehameha Schools, 1980.

Siikala, Jukka. 'Akatokamanava: Myth, History and Society in the Southern Cook Islands. Auckland, New Zealand: The Polynesian Society, 1991. The settlement of Mauke in the Southern Cook Islands.

Tairi. "The Origin of the Island Manihiki"/ "Extracts from Dr. Wyatt Gills's Papers, No. 29." Journal of Polynesian Society, Vol 24 (1915), pp. 146-147.

Te Ariki-Tara-Are and S. Percy Smith, Trans. "History and Traditions of Rarotonga." Journal of the Polynesian Society. Part VII (Vol. 28, 1919, pp. 183-197), Part IX (Vol. 29, 1920, pp. 11-16) and Part X (Vol. 29, 1920, pp. 45-65). The story of Tangiia and Tutapu.

Te Matorohanga / S. Percy Smith, Trans. "Kupe" from The Lore of the Whare-wananga. Journal of the Polynesian Society. Vol. 4, 1912, pp. 118-133. The story of Kupe, discoverer of Aotearoa (New Zealand).