Hardcover, Three Volume Set (Approximately 1,900 pages total)
Only 400 sets available
ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i and English
English translations by Abraham Fornander
With English translations edited by Thomas G. Thrum
Last printed in 1999, Native Books/Short Stack is grateful for the opportunity to reprint this vital resource of Hawaiian indigenous knowledge. A special pre-sale of this limited edition, three-volume set will run through the end of 2016. The book will be available for pickup or delivery by March 2017.
During the 1860s and 1870s, Abraham Fornander (a Swedish-born citizen of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i and Maui circuit court judge) sent learned Hawaiians to seek out the mo‘olelo (ancient stories) of kānaka ‘ōiwi who had an uninterrupted connection to the generations of ancient Hawaiians before them. The collectors included S.N. Kamakau, S. Haleole, and Kepelino Keauokalani — Hawaiians born in the early 1800s, who collected stories from sources born before European contact. The men and women who shared their knowledge did so with clear and present recollections of what had been passed down to them.
*Only sold as a set.
*Pre-order price special only good until books arrive in Hawaiʻi.
*Volumes IV, V, & VI
*Inquires go to Keala Richard (email@example.com)