Moku`ula island was a traditional center of power in Hawaii.
In the early nineteenth century, Lahaina, Maui was the capital of the Hawaiian kingdom. From the tiny island of Moku`ula, surrounded by a large fishpond in Lahaina, kings chose to rule their vast island nation. This is a story of that sacred place, which was also the home of a powerful protector deity, the lizard goddess Kihawahine. This is a story how Western contact and its imposed changes were inscribed on the traditional patterns of Native Hawaiian governance, religion, and society.
- Publisher : Bishop Museum Pr (January 1, 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 124 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1581780028
- ISBN-13 : 978-1581780024
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 0.5 x 9.25 inches