Sacred Stones, Sacred LandeBook - 1999
"Few regions of the United States can equal the high concentration of endangered ancient cultural sites found in Hawaii. Built by the indigenous people of the Islands, the sites range in age from two thousand to two hundred years old and in size and extent from large temple complexes serving the highest order of chiefs to modest family shrines. Today, many of these structures are threatened by their proximity to urban development." "The sixty heiau photographed and described in this volumes are all located in Oahu, the island that has experienced by far the most development over the last two hundred years. These captivating images provide a compelling argument for the preservation of Hawaiian sacred places. The introductory text provides important contextual information about the definition and function of heiau, the history of the abolition of traditional Hawaiian religion, preservation issues, and guidelines for visiting heiau."--Jacket.
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiì Press, ©1999
Characteristics: data file,rda 1 online resource (xxx, 186 pages) : illustrations, map
Alternative Title: Sacred stones, sacred land