The Newberry Seminar in Technology, Politics, and Culture presents:
“The Hokulea: Polynesian Navigation, Hawaiian Culture, and the Politics of Sovereignty”
Daniel R. Headrick, Roosevelt University
December 1, 2000, 3:30-5:00pm
The Hokulea, a twin-hulled Polynesian canoe, was built in 1975 to revive the ancient (and dying) art of navigating the ocean without instruments by the stars and the waves. Its successful voyages to Tahiti, Easter Island, New Zealand, and other parts of the Pacific have made it a symbol of the renaissance of Hawaiian culture. This paper explores how this craft has come to symbolize Hawaii's cultural and demographic links to the rest of Polynesia and has helped to inspire the recent movement for Hawaiian sovereignty.
The seminar format assumes participants have read the paper in advance. Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend. Papers are precirculated electronically whenever possible. To receive a paper contact Catherine Clement by e-mail or phone (312) 255-3524.
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