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The World and All the Things upon ItNative Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration$
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David A. Chang

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816699414

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816699414.001.0001

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Looking Out from Hawai‘i’s Shore

Looking Out from Hawai‘i’s Shore

The Exploration of the World is the Inheritance of Native Hawaiians

(p.1) 1 Looking Out from Hawai‘i’s Shore
The World and All the Things upon It

David A. Chang

University of Minnesota Press

The chapter introduces certain key concepts in the way Kānaka Maoli understood the world prior to Western incursion. It delineates the importance of perspective in Hawaiian geographical thought, Kanaka knowledge of and interest in far-away places, and the conviction that in far-off places there were powerful and good things that Hawaiians could use for their own purposes.

Keywords:   Kānaka Maoli, geography, perspective, exploration

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