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ABARA BANABA - Our Homeland Banaba __ "The Banabans are the 'Forgotten People of the Pacific' who have suffered from one of the greatest ecological and environmental disasters this century,..." You will learn who they are, read their history and find what is needed for the future. - illustrated - from banaban.com - http://www.banaban.com/

Ancient and Modern Art __ "In art as well as in other domains, Eastern Polynesia formed a region apart. Unlike Melanesia, for example, where figures are often abstract and polychrome, Polynesian sculpture is rarely painted and relatively realistic." You will find history and images. - illustrated - from pacificislandtravel.com - http://www.pacificislandtravel.com/fr_polynesia/about_destin/art.html

arTok: Pacific Arts Online __ A great collection of images of Oceanic art from music to body art. - illustrated - From ABC Australian Radio - http://www.abc.net.au/arts/artok/default.htm

Category:Oceanic people __ Index of articles found in Wikipedia related to Oceanic people. - From Wikipedia - http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Oceanic_people

Charting the Pacific __ Here is a website profiling the people and places of the Pacific. You will find statistics, regional issues, maps, events, links, and profiles of the region's people and culture. - illustrated - From ABC Radio Australia - http://www.abc.net.au/ra/pacific/ 

De Rienzi Gallery, Engravings of the South Pacific Islands __ Here is an excellent look at Oceanic history. "A collection of engravings of the South Pacific first published in 1836 by M.G.L. Domeny De Rienzi." You will find a wonderful set of images in click-to-enlarge format. You may want to spend some time with these. Not only is the art excellent, there is a great deal of worth from the cultural anthropology standpoint. - illustrated - From De Rienzi Gallery - http://www.mapsouthpacific.com/engravings/index.html 

 

Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes __ You will find click-to-read texts of several Hawaiian legends along with an introduction and pronunciation guide. - From sacred-texts.com - http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/hlov/

History of Oceania __ Read about the history of Oceania, learn about the four cultural groups and more. - illustrated - From essential-humanities.net - http://www.essential-humanities.net/world-history/history-of-oceania/

Indigenous peoples of Oceania __ Brief encyclopedic article with many links to additional materials. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_peoples_of_Oceania  

Jane Resture's Oceania Page __ A great place to begin your exploration of Oceanic people. Many topics and links. - illustrated - From Jane Resture - http://www.janesoceania.com/ 

The Kumulipo, A Hawaiian Creation Chant __ "THE Kalakaua text of the Hawaiian genealogical prayer chant called the "Kumulipo" covers sixty-six pages of a small pamphlet printed in Honolulu in 1889 after a manuscript copy at that time in the possession of the ruling King Kalakaua but now the property of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, to which it passed in 1922 from the estate of Prince Kalanianaole, nephew of the former rulers." You will find an online translated text. - from sacred-texts.com - http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/ku/ 

The Languages of Oceania __ A general overview and introduction to Oceanic languages. - from janesoceania.com - http://www.janesoceania.com/oceania_language/

Lars Krutak - The Art of Nature: Tattoo History of Western Oceania __ "...an overview of tattoo history and technique as it was traditionally practiced in the western islands of the Pacific, including Micronesia, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands. In all of these regions, tattooing was intimately related to the surrounding environment and most of the tattooing motifs were symbols derived from nature, the great mother force that interactively shaped the worlds of these insular peoples."  A detailed article. - illustrated - From arskrutak.com - http://www.larskrutak.com/articles/oceania/   

Marshall Islands Culture __ You will find information on the culture of the Pacific island nation of the Marshall Islands. A great resources website with a ton of information. - from Dirk Spennemann - http://marshall.csu.edu.au/culture.html 

Micronesian Seminar __ This is an online resource with information on social change and history in Micronesia, and among Micronesians abroad. - micsem.org - http://www.micsem.org/ 

Musical Instruments of Oceania - Metropolitan Museum of Art __ You will find a detailed article and gallery of click-to-enlarge images. - illustrated - From metmuseum.org - http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/muoc/hd_muoc.htm

Notes on Oceania __ Oceania has been populated for at least 50,000 years. You will find an excellent paper dealing with the origins of Oceanic people. - From berclo.net - http://berclo.net/page02/02en-notes-oceania.html 

Oceania People __ Historic photos of Pacific people. Perhaps not for the younger student as there is some 'nudity' in the traditional "National Geographic" sense. - illustrated - From janeresture.com - http://www.janeresture.com/oceania_people/ 

Oceania Tattoos __ Learn about the history and meaning of this Pacific art form. - illustrated - From janeresture.com - http://www.janeresture.com/oceania_tattoos/index.htm 

Oceanic Mythology __ An online book covering many aspects of Oceanic mythology. It is the 1916 text by Roland B. Dixon - From sacred-texts.com - http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/om/ 

Origin of the Polynesian People __ "Polynesians evolved ( birthed ) & their unique culture developed in area of Savai'i and Upolu, Samoa and Tonga in around 2000-500BC with Savai'i as the motherland ( breeding ground ). Nowhere else on earth will you find ancient Polynesian remains other than within the Polynesian Triangle or maybe along the coast of the adjacent land masses like the Americas." There is a lot of information which may make more sense for an advanced student. - From asiapacificuniverse.com - http://asiapacificuniverse.com/asia_pacific/messages8/766.html

Sacred Texts -- Pacific Islander Religions __ A remarkable collection of folk tales, myth and legend from the Pacific Islands. - From sacred-texts.com - http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/ 

A Tour of Pohnpei __ Interesting text and great photos make this tour lively. You will see images of people, places and things. - illustrated - from keteu.org - http://www.keteu.org/pohnpei/ 

Vanuatu: A Photographic Exhibit __ Online photo exhibit of Vanuatu people and culture by photographer David Becker. You may want to spend some time with the photos. - illustrated - From calacademy.org - http://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/vanuatu/about.html 

Wayfinders : Polynesian History and Origin __ The website reviews a film "Wayfinders a Pacific Odyssey" but you will find a lot of information. - illustrated - from PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wayfinders/polynesian2.html 

 
 
 

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