Tangata O Le Moana

Autor: Sean Mallon
ISBN: 9781877385728
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This book is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of historical and contemporary photos and archival documents. Drawing on a rich cache of oral history, it is a fresh and surprising record of over a thousand years of discovery, encounter, and cultural exchange. The research for this book commenced in 2003 and produced a major exhibition which opened in 2007.

Anoafale O Le Gagana Ma Le Aganuu

Autor: Pemerika L. Tauiliili
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449035116
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This book "Anoafale" describes the inter relation ship of the language and culture within the "matai" or the chiefly system of the Samoan people. The language serves as an instrument that peforms various aspects of the culture within the matai system. The Samoan people are culturally oriented and to live and understand the system one must understand the langugae and its culture. The matai system is based on small family units and the matai is the chief of that family unit. Several family units make up a village which is ruled by a village council. The council makes the rules and regulations that govern the village as a whole, and each family matai is represented there. The purpose of this book is to remind the younger generation of the importance of their heritage which has been passed down through many generations.

O Le Tafatolu O Au Measina Samoa

Autor: Fepuleaʻi Seuao F. Taeao Salua
File Size: 69,34 MB
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"The book captures forever the ancient oral tradition of Samoa... divided into three main sections; ancient tributations of the country... the districts and all the villages. Proper tributations awarded to paramount chiefs, high chiefs and orators; descriptions and proper sayings used during the presentation of fine mats to holders of paramount chiefly titles and high title families; honorary sayings associated with deaths of title holders, funeral rites protocol from ancient times"--P. 14.