Beckwith: Kumulipo Paper By Martha Warren Beckwith (Editor), Martha Warren Beckwith (Translator) Cover Image
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The Kumulipo is the sacred creation chant of a family of Hawaiian alii, or ruling chiefs. Composed and transmitted entirely in the oral tradition, its 2000 lines provide an extended genealogy proving the family's divine origin and tracing the family history from the beginning of the world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780824807719
ISBN-10: 0824807715
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 1981
Pages: 276
Language: English