Ku Kanaka Stand Tall: A Search for Hawaiian Values


George Kanahele

Softcover, 529 pp.

“For those who are looking for a better idea of the valuable primal [Polynesian] values, Ku Kanaka-Stand Tall succeeds to a great extent. In a rigorous and comprehensive volume, Kanahele carefully defines the qualities influencing the lives of pre-[contact] Hawaiians, qualities that still cling today…Kanahele suggests that by increasing our awareness and adopting Hawaiian values we can do more than we are currently doing to adapt to the changes wrought in the areas of technology, economics, leadership and politics. The book is a massive labor of scholarship and love. [It] is essential for anyone who wants to learn about the real Hawaii beyond Waikiki.”

–Paul Alfred Pratte, in Brigham Young University Studies