From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai'i

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This collection of 17 essays on the Hawai’ian sovereignty movement is a searing indictment of racism and colonialism.

 

 

This collection of 17 essays from an indigenous activist in the Hawai’ian sovereignty movement is a searing indictment of racism and colonialism in Hawai’I and the other Polynesian peoples. Initiated by military invasion in 1898, colonialism of the Hawai’ian islands is supported by military and economic domination, and has resulted in environmental degradation, tourism-induced “cultural prostitution,” institutional racism and the impoverishment of the Native Hawai’ian people. “No matter what Americans believe,” Trask writes, “most of us in the colonies do not feel grateful that our country was stolen, along with our citizenship, our lands, and our independent place among the family of nations. We are not happy Natives.

 

 

Author: Haunani-Kay Trask (Hawai'ian)

Illustrations: Black and white photos

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1999

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Hawai'ian