This textbook takes the reader on a journey from eighteenth century Hawai‘i under the rule of King Kamehameha I, through the nineteenth century of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and finally up to present day.
The textbook is packed with hundreds of footnotes and references making it an essential tool for researchers and students alike.
The Textbook and the Historical Documentary were developed to compliment each other as teaching tools for classroom instruction at both the University level and High School.
The Foundation has developed the UA MAU KE EA Collection, this textbook, the historical documentary and a theatrical film version as community educational resources. The Collection is offered as a tool to support community learning for families, students, teachers, pastors, lay people, business professionals, counselors, kamaʻaina, malahini, anyone.
Facing future – Ka Wa Mahope – learning from our ancestors, our aliʻi, those of the past who have dealt with adversity and have overcome, provides inspirational examples of positive change today.