Hawaiian Culture reading list

Fiction

Shark Dialogues, Kiana Davenport (Plume, 1994)
The Last Aloha, Gaellen Quinn (Lost Coast Press, 2009)
Bird of Another Heaven, James D. Houston (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007)
The Last Paradise, James D. Houston (University of Oklahoma Press, 1998)
The Descendants, Kaui Hart Hemmings (Random House, 2007)
Moloka‘i, Alan Brennert (St. Martin's, 2003)
Hawaii, James Michener (Random House, 1959, 2002)
The Shimmering (Ka ‘Olili), Keola Beamer (‘Ohe Books, 2002)
Under Maui Skies and Other Stories, Wayne Moniz (Koa Books, 2009)

Non Fiction

Voices of Wisdom: Hawaiian Elders Speak, M. J. Harden (Aka Press, 1999)
Na Mamo: Hawaiian People Today, Jay Hartwell (‘Ai Pōhaku Press, 1996)
Pele, Goddess of Hawai‘i’s Volcanoes, Herb Kawainui Kane (Kawainui Press, revised edition, 1996)
Ancient Hawai‘i, Herb Kawainui Kane (Kawainui Press, 1998)
Voyagers, Herb Kawainui Kane (Kawainui Press, 2005)
Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes, William D. Westervelt (Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1916; Nabu Press, 2011)
The Epic Tale of Hi‘iakaikapoliopele, Ho‘oulumahiehie, translated by Puakea Nogelmeier (Aiwaiaulu Press, 2008)
Tales from the Night Rainbow, Koko Willis and Pali Jae Lee (Night Rainbow Publishing Company, 2005)
Beyond Paradise: Encounters in Hawai‘i Where the Tour Bus Never Runs, Peter S. Adler (Ox Bow Press, 1993)
Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawai‘i, Tom Coffman (Koa Books, 2009)
Ku Kanaka (Stand Tall): A Search for Hawaiian Values, George Hu‘eu Sanford Kanahele (University of Hawai‘i Press, 1993)
Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell (Riverhead Books, 2011)
A Call for Hawaiian Sovereignty, Michael Kioni Dudley and Keoni K. Agard (Nā Kāne O Ka Malo Press, 1990)
Dismembering Lahui: A History of the Hawaiian Nation to 1887, Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2002)
Land and Power in Hawai‘i: The Democratic Years, George Cooper and Gavan Daws (Benchmark Books, 1985; University of Hawai‘i Press 1990)
Ho‘i Ho‘i Hou, A Tribute to George Helm and Kimo Mitchell, Rodney Morales, editor (Bamboo Ridge, 1984)
Hawai‘i’s Plants and Animals: Biological Sketches for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Charles P. Stone and Linda W. Pratt (Hawai‘i Natural History Association, revised edition, 2002)
Ruling Chiefs of Hawai‘i, Samuel M. Kamakau (Kamehameha Schools Press,1961; revised edition 1992)
Ka Po‘e Kahiko, The People of Old, Samuel M. Kamakau (Bishop Museum Press, 1964; revised edition 1991)
Hawaiian Mythology, Martha Beckwith (Yale University Press, 1940; University of Hawai‘i Press, 1970)
“The Deification of Captain Cook,” Herb Kawainui Kane in Ka‘u Landing, November 1994
The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific, Gananath Obeyesekere (Princeton University Press, 1992)
Exalted Sits the Chief: The Ancient History of Hawai‘i Island, Ross Cordy (Mutual Publishing, 2000)
He Mo‘olelo no Kapa‘ahu (Story of Kapa‘ahu), Emma Kapunohu‘ulaokalani Kauhi (Pili Productions, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 1996)
The Polynesian Family System in Ka‘u, Hawai‘i, E. S. Craighill Handy and Mary Kawena Pukui (Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1958; Mutual Publishing, 1999)
Hawaiian Dictionary, Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert (University of Hawai‘i Press, 1957; revised edition 1986).