Marshall Islands Legends and Stories

Collects 50 stories recorded from 18 storytellers on 8 islands and atolls in the Marshall Islands.

Author: Daniel A. Kelin

Publisher: Bess Press

ISBN: 1573061409

Category: Fiction

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Collects 50 stories recorded from 18 storytellers on 8 islands and atolls in the Marshall Islands.

Stories from the Marshall Islands

Ninety folktales and stories of historical events, collected and translated into English during the third quarter of the twentieth century, including tales of origins, humanlike animals, ogres, and sprites.

Author: Jack A. Tobin

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824820193

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 424

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Ninety folktales and stories of historical events, collected and translated into English during the third quarter of the twentieth century, including tales of origins, humanlike animals, ogres, and sprites. Includes many that are presented in the original language and amplified by extensive commentary.

Marshall Islands Legends and Stories

Letao LEH - dow Letao , the trickster figure of the Marshall Islands , often slipped
into a story with little warning . Before one evening's sharing , Iban and I sat
drinking tea and waiting for Jia . In the midst of a quiet moment of sipping , Iban ...

Author: Daniel A. Kelin

Publisher: Bess Press

ISBN: 1573061417

Category: History

Page: 252

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Preserving the qualities of oral storytelling - in fifty stories recorded from eighteen storytellers on eight islands and atolls - the tales in this collection relay the importance of traditional Marshallese values and customs. The collection includes profiles of the storytellers, a glossary, and a pronunciation guide.

Traditional Fishing Techniques in the Marshall Islands

Elder generations passed down beliefs , values and philosophies by telling
stories and chants to the younger generations . Many places in the Marshall
Islands , which have special cultural significance , offer a wealth of folklore
associated ...

Author: Carmen Petrosian-Husa

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064773974

Category: Marshall Islands

Page: 100

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Children of the Atomic Bomb

Yamazaki's story is also one of striking juxtapositions, an account of a Japanese-American's encounter with racism, the story of a man who fought for his country while his parents were interned in a concentration camp in Arkansas.

Author: James N. Yamazaki

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822316587

Category: History

Page: 182

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Children of the Atomic Bomb is Dr. Yamazaki's account of a lifelong effort to understand and document the impact of nuclear explosions on children, particularly the children conceived but not yet born at the time of the explosions. Assigned in 1949 as Physician in Charge of the United States Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Nagasaki, Yamazaki had served as a combat surgeon at the Battle of the Bulge where he had been captured and held as a prisoner of war by the Germans. In Japan he was confronted with violence of another dimension - the devastating impact of a nuclear blast and the particularly insidious effects of radiation on children. Yamazaki's story is also one of striking juxtapositions, an account of a Japanese-American's encounter with racism, the story of a man who fought for his country while his parents were interned in a concentration camp in Arkansas.

Jaluit Atoll Conservation Area Marshall Islands

Traditional stories & legends - Tourists are always interested in traditional stories
and legends . The elders of Jaluit still recount the old legends of the area . Most
of these legends tell stories associated with particular sites within each islet .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058097471

Category: Ecotourism

Page: 124

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The Trickster

Set in contemporary times and incorporating the legends of the trickster god Letao, this novel addresses issues large and small: evangelical Christianity, mother-child bonding, turtle flesh for sale in the supermarket, how a coconut can ...

Author: Jane Downing

Publisher: Pandanus Books

ISBN: UOM:39015058259238

Category: Australians

Page: 144

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Set in contemporary times and incorporating the legends of the trickster god Letao, this novel addresses issues large and small: evangelical Christianity, mother-child bonding, turtle flesh for sale in the supermarket, how a coconut can talk...

Further Adventures of the Great One

What happens when a legendary trickster of folklore suddenly returns to his home islands?

Author: Daniel a Kelin II

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1490993460

Category:

Page: 42

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What happens when a legendary trickster of folklore suddenly returns to his home islands? On Majuro Atoll of the Marshall Islands, the long ago trickster Letao bursts forth from an artificial tree and faces the biggest challenge of his long, fantastical life. He wends his way through the absurdities of modern life in search of whoever it was that reshaped his lovely island world into a land without magic but plenty of crazy, large turtles. Through humorous antics and a smattering of belligerent attitude, Letao turns the upside down world, upside down. Here's a rambunctious story that begs the reader to ask some serious, and a few goofy, 'what ifs.'

Coral and Concrete

Building upon the growing body of literature about militarism and decolonization in Oceania, this book advocates a layered, nuanced approach that emphasizes the multiplicity and contradictions of Pacific Islands histories as an antidote to ...

Author: Greg Dvorak

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824855246

Category: History

Page: 384

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Coral and Concrete, Greg Dvorak’s cross-cultural history of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, explores intersections of environment, identity, empire, and memory in the largest inhabited coral atoll on earth. Approaching the multiple “atollscapes” of Kwajalein’s past and present as Marshallese ancestral land, Japanese colonial outpost, Pacific War battlefield, American weapons-testing base, and an enduring home for many, Dvorak delves into personal narratives and collective mythologies from contradictory vantage points. He navigates the tensions between “little stories” of ordinary human actors and “big stories” of global politics—drawing upon the “little” metaphor of the coral organisms that colonize and build atolls, and the “big” metaphor of the all-encompassing concrete that buries and co-opts the past. Building upon the growing body of literature about militarism and decolonization in Oceania, this book advocates a layered, nuanced approach that emphasizes the multiplicity and contradictions of Pacific Islands histories as an antidote to American hegemony and globalization within and beyond the region. It also brings Japanese, Korean, Okinawan, and American perspectives into conversation with Micronesians’ recollections of colonialism and war. This transnational history—built upon a combination of reflective personal narrative, ethnography, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies—thus resituates Kwajalein Atoll as a pivotal site where Islanders have not only thrived for thousands of years, but also mediated between East and West, shaping crucial world events. Based on multi-sited ethnographic and archival research, as well as Dvorak’s own experiences growing up between Kwajalein, the United States, and Japan, Coral and Concrete integrates narrative and imagery with semiotic analysis of photographs, maps, films, and music, traversing colonial tropical fantasies, tales of victory and defeat, missile testing, fisheries, war-bereavement rituals, and landowner resistance movements, from the twentieth century through the present day. Representing history as a perennial struggle between coral and concrete, the book offers an Oceanian paradigm for decolonization, resistance, solidarity, and optimism that should appeal to all readers far beyond the Marshall Islands.

Women Today Pacific

The key aim is to review the programme of the PWRB and the Pacific String me a
story : Rapa Nui dancers at the 8th Festival of ... Nauru , the Marshall Islands ,
Kiribati , the Fiji Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , and the Cook Islands .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073357967

Category: Women

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War Stories

Truk was north of the Marshall Islands , and it was well fortified by the Japanese ,
in an area that we had bombed till there was hardly anything left of it . But the
high command had decided we should go right into the center of the Marshall ...

Author: Robert Thomas King

Publisher: University of Nevada Oral History

ISBN: UOM:39015037342154

Category: History

Page: 188

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This is an anthology of the recollections of twenty-one American veterans of World War II. Told from a personal perspective, these moving stories deal with themes of historical, national and moral significance, painting a picture of a war that became the defining experience of a generation.

The Winds of Fate

The Winds of Fate Micronesian Love Story is an adventurous story about a brave, young, ambitious African American woman and university professor, who accepted the challenge to train teachers in Micronesia during the 1970s on how to educate ...

Author: Jean E. Van Keulen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468585223

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

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The Winds of Fate Micronesian Love Story is an adventurous story about a brave, young, ambitious African American woman and university professor, who accepted the challenge to train teachers in Micronesia during the 1970s on how to educate children with handicaps in their classrooms. The obstacles she faced were enormous and the lessons she learned were immeasurable. She traveled and worked alone in places she had never heard of; each island was very different, undeveloped and undergoing major political changes. She discovered that special education concepts and practices were not part of the natives' cultures, languages, vocabulary or understanding in the societies where she worked. She had to learn how to train teachers using their cultural norms, learning styles, languages and experiences. She learned immediately that the training agenda and materials from the U.S. mainland would not work in Micronesia. She learned that the teachers used storytelling, their ancestral medium, to teach and learn; therefore, she had to change her approach overnight. She created stories every night in her hotel room to be able to train the teachers. During her seven year assignment on the islands, a riveting love story was born between her and a Micronesian man. They were two people from two different worlds, cultures, languages and ways of life but their romance became an enthralling, passionate, powerful love affair that seemed destined to happen.

The Greatest War Stories Ever Told

Nimitz ' s real objective was Kwajalein , in the Marshall Islands , over five
hundred miles to the northwest . The largest atoll in the world , sixty - five miles
long , Kwajalein would provide the Americans with an immense anchorage and a
superb ...

Author: Lamar Underwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1585742392

Category: History

Page: 335

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A collection of twenty-seven war stories includes contributions from Stephen Ambrose, Ernest Hemingway, Julius Ceasar, Shelby Foote, Ernie Pyle, Victor Hugo, Rudyard Kipling, and many others. Military Bk Club.