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Micronesian legends

Author: Bo Flood; Beret E Strong; William Flood; Connie J Adams
Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi : Bess Press, ©2002.
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Legends from the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are interwoven with historical interludes and beautiful woodcut  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bo Flood; Beret E Strong; William Flood; Connie J Adams
ISBN: 1573061298 9781573061292 1573061247 9781573061247
OCLC Number: 50701918
Description: viii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Northern Mariana Islands and Guam: Creation myth --
How the women saved Guam --
How navigation was learned --
The story of Taga --
Mataquana and Gadao --
The story of Piwamwan of Souk --
Chief Aghurubw --
Juan Malo and his miraculous medicine --
Fragrant lady --
Duhendes, trickster elves of the jungle --
The tale of two lovers --
Palau: Creation myth, including the story of the Giant Uab --
The Spider God teaches natural childbirth --
Two lovers and how the turtle cycle was discovered --
How the Dugong came to be --
The true story of Prince Lebu --
Turtle and canoe --
The Old Lady of Ngerchokl --
Yap: In the Beginning --
Building the canoe --
The overconfidence of Longolap --
The sands of Aluluil --
How Motigitig fished up Fais Island --
How Ulithi was formed --
Why Olifat created the stingray --
How Olifat brought tattooing to Yap --
The stone money of Yap --
The journey of Rat and the Golden Plover --
The bat and the rat --
Manbuth --
The Rock of Khlop --
The giant monster and the disobedient boy --
Chuuk: Creation myth --
Pwapwa and Lippar --
Nemwes --
The sweet water of East Fayu --
The young woman of Tol --
The ravenous Kuling --
Rongerik, Rongelap and the great Un --
Neini and Anaini: A Chuukese love story --
How Pisiiras was raised from the sea --
The mountain tunnel of Tol --
The stolen wife and the flying canoe --
Pohnpei and Kosrae: Pohnpei: Creation myth --
The first clan --
The terrible mistake of the two brothers --
Satokawai's impossible task --
Isohkelekel vanquishes the Saudeleur --
The death of Isohkelekel --
Sakier, the outcast sister --
The boy who stole the coconut crab --
Kosrae: The black snake of Kosrae --
The selfish girl and the giant --
Two brothers and the chief's daughter --
Republic of the Marshall Islands: Creation myth --
How the islands got their names --
Why Rat and Octopus don't get along --
The story of Taramalu --
The story of Litobora --
Frenchman's Flat --
When wisdom was stronger than war --
The formation of Kwajalein --
Letao and the chief's canoe --
The foolish octopus --
The father who mistreated his son --
The lost boy --
The beautiful Lejakkwe.
Responsibility: Bo Flood, Beret E. Strong, William Flood ; illustrations by Connie J. Adams.

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