Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Context||Kamakau was an early Hawai'ian historian who recorded traditional oral accounts of the arrival of Captain Cook.|
|Purpose||To record the Hawai'ian perspective of the encounter with Cook|
Samuel Kamakau was born in 1815 and studied with and assisted Reverend Sheldon Dibble, a Protestant missionary who gathered oral histories of people who remembered Cook's 1778 visit. A Christian, principal, and civil servant, Kamakau began his long career of historical research and writing around 1840. Kamakau therefore had a complex cultural identity. He was both Hawai'ian and an educated Christian.