Hokule'a is built to follow ancient sea paths..
Nainoa Thompson searches the sky for clues his ancestors once used to find land across a trackless ocean...
Mau Piailug reaches out across barriers of culture and distance to pass on the seafaring art of his ancestors...
A crew bonds together with aloha on a voyage to Tahiti - the first Hawaiians to navigate the Pacific without charts or instruments in a thousand years...
Hawaiki Rising is the unpublished story of the Hokule'a and the men and women who sailed in the wake of their ancestors to discover pride in their culture and themselves.
"The vision of Hokule'a was conceived in 1973, so the publishing of this book marks the 40th anniversary of her creation. Sam Low, the author, has sailed with us on three voyages, written numerous articles and now, after ten years of work, has finished Hawaiki Rising. This book is an important part of our 'olelo, our history, and it contains the mana of all those who helped create and sail Hokule'a." Nainoa Thompson
Sam Low served in the U.S. Navy in Pacific from 1964 to 1966 and earned a PH.D. degree from Harvard (in anthropology) in 1975. In 1983, after traveling throughout Polynesia, Sam produced his award winning film, The Navigators-Pathfinders of the Pacific, which told the story of the Polynesian settlement of the Pacific. It aired on PBS nationally and internationally on television venues throughout the world. He is the author of many articles on the canoe and her meaning to Polynesians.
344 pages, 61/4"W x 91/2"H, Hard Cover.
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