Leaving Paradise

Leaving Paradise

Indigenous Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest, 1787-1898

Book - 2006
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"Native Hawaiians arrived in the Pacific Northwest as early as 1787. Some went out of curiosity; many others were recruited as seamen or as workers in the fur trade. By the end of the nineteenth century more than a thousand men and women had journeyed across the Pacific, but the stories of these extraordinary individuals have gone largely unrecorded in Hawaiian or Western sources. Through archival work in British Columbia, Oregon, California, and Hawaii, Jean Barman and Bruce Watson pieced together what is known about these sailors, laborers, and settlers from 1787 to 1898, the year the Hawaiian Islands were annexed to the United States." "Scholars and others interested in a number of fields - Hawaiian history, Pacific Islander studies, Western U.S. and Western Canadian history, diaspora studies - will find Leaving Paradise an indispensable work."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780824829438
0824829433
Branch Call Number: 979.50049 B25L 2006
Characteristics: xiii, 512 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Watson, Bruce McIntyre

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