Lifeways of the original inhabitants of the Islands of Polynesia, especially the Hawaiian archipelago. Origins, geography/ecology, cultural identity and agency, political struggles from the 10th century to today of Indigenous Hawaiian peoples using archaeological, historical documents, and oral tradition evidence. Representations of Indigenous Hawaiians originating inside and outside the region. Encounters and transformation by first inhabitants, explorers, missionaries, colonists, and recent global flows of people. Modern sovereignty movements, reclamation of sacred landscapes, and the return of cultural meanings associated with hula and surfing.
Anthropology Department, "ANT330" (2017). Curriculum Proposals. 859.