ABOUT THIS INDEX
This index incorporates a wide range of historical literature describing the larger Honouliuli Ahupua‘a that has been gathered over the last 20 years by Kepā and Onaona Maly. The narratives include primary Hawaiian-language documents and the accounts penned by early residents pertaining to the ahupua‘a of Honouliuli. The accounts also include references to the relationship of Honouliuli to the neighboring ahupua‘a, ocean and water resources, and people in the larger ‘Ewa region. The scope of this index is broad, as it seeks to provide detailed and factual accounts pertaining to the history of Honouliuli, from mountaintops to the fisheries. Several signficant classes of Hawaiian information are incorporated in this index: native lore, land tenure (ca. 1840–1915), surveys (ca. 1850–1910), testimonies of witnesses before the Boundary Commission (1870s), and records of land conveyances. Also included is a collection of historical narratives describing the land and people spanning the period from ca. 1790s to 1940s. These may be explored by clicking the links under Browse, or by using the search bar below. While this index is broad in its scope, it does not reflect every citation recorded from Honouliuli. We have made our best effort to cover critical aspects of the history of the land as recorded by the people of old who made Honouliuli home, and to include a wide range of historical accounts penned by eyewitnesses to and participants in the history being conveyed.
In addition to the literature research, Leimomi Morgan, Kepā Maly, and Onaona Maly conducted oral history and consultation interviews with individuals who had been identified as being knowledgeable of the traditions and history of Honouliuli. While not exhaustive in scope, the interviews provide readers with valuable details on thoughts and beliefs pertaining to the care of cultural resources in the Honouliuli-Hoakalei coastline. All interviewees possess knowledge of place, or shared familial ties to traditional residents of Honouliuli Ahupua‘a. The results of those interviews demonstrate continuity in facets of the information that has been handed down over time and an ongoing cultural attachment to place in the context of spiritual/familial relationships, knowledge of place and practices, and the passing on of lore from one generation to the next. These interviews may be found by clicking Oral History under Browse.
Note that under the Resources tab above are three glossaries—Abbreviations, Glossary, and Hawaiian Terms—that define some terms used in the index articles. In addition to the glossaries, there is References, a numbered bibliography that is keyed to citations in the index articles (e.g. ).
Below is an alphabetical index of categories. Click on a category to explore resources related to the topic.