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Moolelo Hawaii Volume 2

Noelani Arista’s Biographical Essay on Davida Malo


Davida Malo’s Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi is the single most important description of pre-Christian Hawaiian culture. Malo, born in 1795, wrote about everything from traditional cosmology and accounts of ancestral chiefs to religion and government to traditional amusements. Vol. 2 presents the edited Hawaiian text side by side with a new annotated English translation. The introduction to Vol. 2 contains two essays that provide context to help the reader understand Malo’s Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi, and is followed by a new biography of Malo by Kānaka Maoli historian Noelani Arista, “Davida Malo, a Hawaiian Life,” describing his life as a chiefly counselor and Hawaiian intellectual.

Archival image of UH Pineapple Queen 1947