Sources of Information

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Maunalua Community Members

Place Names of Hawaiʻi

by Pukui, Elbert & Mo’okini

Sites of O’ahu

by Sterlings & Summers

Ancient Sites of O’ahu

by Van James

Hawai’i Place Names

Shores, Beaches, and Surf Sites

by John R. K. Clark

Guardian of the Sea

Jizo in Hawai’i

by John R. K. Clark

Local Geography: Essays on Multicultural Hawai‘i

by Dennis Kawaharada.

A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon

by Nathaniel Portlock

The Saga of the Sandwich Islands

by Edward B. Scott

Hawai’i State Archives

For a comprehensive view of Hawaiian History this Bibliography list was selected

by Hawaiian Historian David Kawika Parker


1. Hawaiian Mythology, by Martha Warren Beckwith (1940)


2. The Kumulipo, A Hawaiian Creation Chant – Translated with                                     

     Commentary by Martha W. Beckwith (1951)


3. The Kumulipo, translated by Queen Liliu`okalani  (1897)


4. Unwritten Literature of Hawaii: The Sacred Songs of the Hula, by Nathaniel B. Emerson (1909)


5. Hawaiian Folk Tales, by Thomas G. Thrum (1907)


6. Books of Hawaiian mythology, folklore  and legends, by W. D.      Westervelt:

     a) Legends of Maui (1910)

     b) Hawaiian Legends of Old Honolulu (1915)

     c) Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes (1916)

     d) Hawaiian Legends of Ghost and Ghost-Gods (1916)

     e) Hawaiian Historical Legends (1923) – from period of Europe      contact.


7. Legends of La`a have variations: by Samuel Kamakau, Abraham      Fornander, King David Kalakaua.


8. Legends and Myths of Hawaii, by His Hawaiian Majesty Kalakaua (1990)    


9. The Journals of Captain Cook Vol III, by J. c. Beaglehole (1967)


10. Arts and Crafts of Hawaii –10 Sections, by Sir Peter Buck [Bishop Museum Spec. Publication (1964)


11. History of the Sandwich Islands, by Sheldon Dibble (1843) pub. T. G. Thrum, [1909]


12. Journal of William Ellis, Narrative Tour of Hawaii (1826), by Ellis      (1979)


13. Hawaiian Journal of History, Volumes 1 – 32, by HHS [ongoing]


14. Hawaii, A Pictorial History, by Joseph Feher [Bishop Museum Press(1969)


15. Hawaiian Antiquities and Folklore, by Abraham Fornander (1919)


16. An Account of the Polynesian Race, Volume II, by A. Fornandere (1969)


17. Kamehameha and his Warrior Kekuhaupi`o, by Rev. Stephen L. Desha Sr. (2000)


18. The Hawaiians of Old, by Betty Dunford (1980)


19. Fragments of Hawaiian History, by John Papa I`I, translated Puku`i (1963)


20.  History of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands by James J. Jarves(1843)


21. Hawaii Joins the World, by Walter F. Judd (1998)


22. Artificial Curiosities, by Adrienne Kaeppler (1978)


23. Books by Samuel M. Kamakau:

     a) Ka Poe Kahiko, The People of Old (1964)

     b) Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii (1961)

     c) The Works of the People of Old (1976)


24. The Hawaiian Kingdom, by Ralph S. Kuykendall, Vol. I (1938)


25. Books by Herb Kawainui Kane:

     a) The Pathfinders (1974)]

     b) Pele, The Goddess of Hawaii’s Volcanoes (1987)

     c) Voyagers  (1991)

     d) Ancient Hawaii (1990)


26. Life and Times of John Young, by Emmet Cahill – illustrations by H. K. Kane (1999)


27. Hawaiian Antiquities, by David Malo (1898)  Spec. Ed. #2 (1976)


28. Archeology of Oahu, by J. Gilbert McAllister Bishop MuseumBulletin (1933)


29. Resource Units in Hawaiian Culture, by Donald D. Kilohana Mitchell (1978)


30. History Makers of Hawaii: A Biographical Dictionary, by A. Grove Day (1984)


31. Feathered Gods and Fishhooks, by Patrick V. Kirch (1985)


32. Hawaiian Dictionary, by Mary K. Pukui & S. H. Elbert (1986)


33.  Wailua District History, by Patrick V. Kirch


34.  Nana I Ka Pono, Vol 1 & II, by Mary K. Pukui


35.  Niihau A Brief History, by Edward R. Stepien (working papers series Pac. Isles. Study - Univ. of Hawaii)



36. Niihau -The Traditions of a Hawaiian Island, by R. Tava & Moses K. Keala Sr. (1989)


37. Kaua`i The Separate Kingdom, by Edward Joesting (1984)


38. The Island of Lana`i, by Dr. Kenneth P. Emory (1909)


39. Maui, How It Came To Be, by Will Kyselka & Ray Lanterman (1980)


40. Molokai, by Philip Spalding (1983)


41. Molokai: A Site Survey, by Catherine C. Summers Dept. of Anthropology, Bishop Museum (April 1971)