Koʻa Heiau Holomoana: Voyaging Set in Stone

dc.contributor.advisor Genz, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Mello, Nicole Antoinette
dc.contributor.department Heritage Management
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-22T19:02:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-22T19:02:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05
dc.description.abstract Decades of Western influence led to the decline of seafaring knowledge and cultural practices throughout the Pacific. The 1960s and 1970s saw the flourishing of Hawaiian culture. The revival of open-ocean voyaging and non-instrument navigation was a key facet to this reawakening. Approximately 50 years after reincorporation of this practice, wayfinding is once again part of everyday lives for Pacific Islanders. This thesis elaborates on the navigational heiau Koʻa Heiau Holomoana in its centrality to the organization Nā Kālai Waʻa by being their cultural piko and training ground. Interviews, participant observation, EDXRF analysis, and research combine to begin to determine the heiau’s upright stone origins. This community-based collaborative project documents the heiau in its contemporary setting to contribute to its preservation against the influx of tourists. I demonstrate that Koʻa Heiau Holomoana connects Nā Kālai Waʻa to broader Pacific voyaging spheres in the past and in the present while centering community members to their home training ground and spiritual center.
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.description.institution University of Hawaii at Hilo
dc.format.extent 190 pages
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10790/3231
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Archaeology
dc.subject Heiau
dc.subject Holomoana
dc.subject Koʻa Heiau Holomoana
dc.subject Navigation
dc.subject North Kohala
dc.subject Wayfinding
dc.title Koʻa Heiau Holomoana: Voyaging Set in Stone
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