Nānā I Ke Kumu (Look to the Source) is dedicated to the families and children of Hawaii. It is a sourcebook of Hawaiian cultural practices, concepts and beliefs which illustrate the wisdom and dignity contained in the cultural roots of every Hawaiian child.
The objectives of this work are to provide factual information as accurately as possible in a subject that reaches back to unwritten history and legend, to clarify Hawaiian concepts, and to examine their applicability to modern life. Volume I culminates seven years of weekly meetings of study and research by the Culture Committee of the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center, a child welfare agency created by the Deed of Trust of Her Majesty Queen Liliuokalani, to provide services to children of Hawaiian and part-Hawaiian ancestry. This committee was started when, in our work with children and families, many Hawaiian concepts, beliefs, and practices emerged.
Authors: Mary Kawena Pukui, E.W. Haertig, M.D., and Catherine A. Lee
Front Cover: Annie Kahaleuahi, on her front porch with lauhala kūkaʻa. Kipahulu, Maui, 1971.
Back Cover: Pūhala, Puna, Hawaiʻi, 1997.
Front and Back Cover Photographs By: Franco Salmoiraghi
Published By: Hui Hānai
Soft cover, 240 pages