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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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Bone of Our Bone

Bone of Our Bone

The Geography of Sacred Power, 1850s– 1870s

(p.195) 6 Bone of Our Bone
The World and All the Things upon It

David A. Chang

University of Minnesota Press

The chapter considers the ways that Hawaiians used religion to pursue a central place in the world. Some Hawaiians saw different Christian denominations as organizing principles for competing conceptions of global power, but others deployed Hawaiian story and chant to affirm that sacred power imbued Hawaiian places.

Keywords:   religion, Christian denominations, religious reappropriation, sacrality, chant, Native Hawaiian mythology

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