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Quest 1: Reference Books

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Hawaiian Mythology - Martha W. Beckwith
Call Number: GR385 .B43 1970 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection-1st floor)

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Handbook of Polynesian Mythology - Robert D. Craig
Call Number: BL2620.P6 C72 2004 (Reference Collection)

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Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology - Robert D. Craig
Call Number: BL2620.P6 C7 1989 (Hawaiian Reference-request at Circulation Desk)

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Hawaiian Dictionary - Pukui, Mary Kawena; Samuel H. Elbert
Call Number: PL6446 .P78 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection-1st floor)
Publication Date: 1971 edition
Only the 1971 edition includes the "Glossary of Hawaiian gods, demigods, family gods, and a few heroes"

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Native Planters in Old Hawaii - Handy, E. S.; E. G. Handy; Mary Kawena Pukui
Call Number: GN424 .H3 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Sites of Oahu - Sterling, Elspeth P.; Catherine C. Summers
Call Number: DU628.O3 S8 1993 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Hawaiian Legends in English - Amos P. Leib; A. Grove Day
Call Number: Z5984.H38 L48 1979 (Hawaiian Reference)
Includes biographies of translators of Hawaiian legends.


Quest 2: Find another book

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Akua Hawaiʻi - Armitage, Kimo; Solomon Enos (Illustrator)
Call Number: BL2620.H3 A76 2005 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Folktales of Hawaii - Pukui, Mary Kawena (Compiled by)
Call Number: GR110.H38 P85 1995 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Myths and Legends of Hawaiʻi - Westervelt, William D.
Call Number: GR110.H38 W45 2005 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Nā Moʻolelo Hawai'i O Ka Wā Kahiko - Alameida, Roy K.
Call Number: PZ8.1.A42 Mo 1997 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Oceanic Mythology - Roslyn Poignant
Call Number: BL2600 .P6 1967 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Resource Units in Hawaiian Culture - Mitchell, Donald D.
Call Number: DU625.8 .M58 1992 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Treasury of Hawaiian Words in One Hundred and One Categories - Kent, Harold W.
Call Number: PL6446 .K46 1993 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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The Epic Tale of Hiʻiakaikapoliopele - Hooulumahiehie; Puakea Nogelmeier
Call Number: GR385.H3 H66 2006b (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Pele - Varez, Dietrich; Pua K. Kanahele
Call Number: BL2620.H3 V37 1991 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Pele and Hiiaka - Emerson, Nathaniel B.
Call Number: GR385.H3 E55 1978 (Hawaiian Reference)

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Voices of fire: reweaving the literary lei of Pele and Hiʻiaka - kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui
Call Number: PL6448 .H66 2014 (Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection)

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Hawaiian Legends in English: an annotated bibliography - Amos P. Leib; A. Grove Day
Call Number: Z5984.H38 L48 1979 (Hawaiian Reference)
Includes brief biographies of translators of Hawaiian legends


Quest 3: Hawaiian Legends Index

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Quest 4: Ulukau eBooks

Ulukau: The Hawaiian Electronic Library includes full-text digitized books on Hawaiian culture, history and language. Remember to try your search with and without the diacritics. Need help? Click here.


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Newspaper & Journal Articles

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Papakilo Database
Search Hawaiian-language newspapers (1834-1948) and more

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Chronicling America: Historic Newspapers
Digitized English-language newspapers published in Hawaiʻi from 1836-1922

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The Hawaiian Journal of History
An annual scholarly journal devoted to original articles on the history of Hawai‘i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area. Available in full-text online.

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The Journal of the Polynesian Society
A journal focusiong on the past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures. Full-text articles online 1892-2010.

Hawaiʻi Pacific Journal Index
An index to magazines and journals published in or about Hawaiʻi & the Pacific



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