Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Huffington Post blogs on Hawaiians in California

As we've mentioned before (we'll link to some of the earlier posts at the bottom of this one), California is a place that many Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders call home.  This is both a modern and historic phenomenon: Hawaiians have been living in what is now California for over a century-and-a-half.

As mentioned in this recent Huffington Post blog post, a team of writers and researchers have written a book about the lives of California's Native Hawaiian community.  I haven't read the book so I can't speak to its merits, but I'm pleased to see someone take up the topic.  Learn more or get a copy yourself by following this link: LINK


If you read the book, let us know what you think!

Also, if you're looking for other literature on the history of Native Hawaiian pioneers living in the West Coast, here are two other options: "Kanaka: The Untold Story of Hawaiian Pioneers in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest" and "Leaving Paradise: Indigenous Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest, 1787-1898." 

Here are some previous blog posts on California's growing community of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders:

  • Pacific Islander America: California: LINK
  • California updates terminology in law to teach students about Pacific Islander American history: LINK
  • California passes new law to improve data on Pacific Islanders and Asians: LINK
  • A few more stories: Pacific Islander America, California: LINK

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