Written and personal sources that provided the information contained in this web site:
Canoes of Oceania, Haddon and Hornell, Bishop Museam press, 1935
Vaka Moana, Voyages of the Ancestors: Eiditor K.R. Rowe, 2006 with Chapter authors:
Ben Finney, K.R. How, Geoffrey Irwin, Roger Neich, Anne Salmond, Rawire Taonui,
Published by University Of Hawii press.
Man, Gods, and Nature: Michael Kioni Dudley 1990, Published by Na Kane O ka Malo Press
Ka Mo’oleolo Hawaii, Hawaiian Traditions: David Malo, Translated by Malcolm Naea Chun
1987 Published by Kapiolani Community College
Chanting the universe, Hawaiian Religious culture: John Charlot, 1983 published by Emphasis International Limited.
Hawaiian Mythology, Martha Beckwith, 1970, University of Hawaii Press
Nana I Ke Kumu: Volume I and II, Mary Kawena Pukui, EW.Haertig, MD Catherine A. Lee
Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s center, Published Hui Hanai, 1972.
Hawaiian Cordage: Catherine C. Summers, Pacific Anthropological Records Volume 39, Bishop Museum press, 1990.
The Hawaiian Canoe: Tommy Holmes, Editions Limited, 1981 and 1993
Hawaiian Dictionary: Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert, University of Hawaii Press 1971
An Account of the Polynesian Race, Abraham Fornander. Tuttle Publishing
Ka Po’e Kahiko, The People of Old: Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau, Translated by Mary Kawena Pukui. Bishop Museum Press 1964
Na Hana a Ka Po’e Kahiko, The Works of the People of old: Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau Translated by Mary Kawena Pukui, Bishop Museum Press 1976
The Polynesain Family system in Ka’u: ESC Handy and Mary Kawena Pukui. Charles E Tuttle co. 1972.
Native Planters in Old Hawaii, Handy and Handy, Mary Kawena Pukui. Bishop Museum Press.
Kumulipo: Martha Beckwith
Kumulipo Vol I, Hawaiian Myth of Creation, Rubellite Kawena Johnson
Kumulipo: Pua Kanakaole Kanahele, Edith Kanakaole Foundation webs site.
Arts and Crafts of Hawaii: Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter Buck) Bishop Musesum Press 1964
Hawaii A Natural History: Sherwin Carlquist, SP Printer Inc Honolulu Hawaii 1980
Treasury of Hawaiian Words in 101 Categories by Harold Winfield Kent 1986
*James Kaho’oilihala: Kalaoa South Hilo, Canoe builder
Joe Kuamo’o: Keaau Puna, Nephew of Kaho’oilihala, Canoe builder, canoe paddler
*John Kekua Jr.-Canoe Coach, Canoe Builder, Hawaiian cultural guardian
*John Kekua Sr.- Canoe paddling Coach- Canoe club organizer, true Hawaiian
*Arnold Nathanial: Panawea South Hilo, Canoe paddle maker, Canoe rigger,Canoe Club Coach
Gilbert Falau: Keaukaha, South Hilo, Canoe paddling Coach, Canoe rigger
*Raymond Bumatey: Waiakea South Hilo, Canoe builder, Canoe club coach
*Ira Kekaualua Sr. : Waiakea South Hilo, Canoe club Coach
Norman Pi’ianaia: Matson Ship Captain, Interisland Captain Hokuleʻa 1977
*Leon Sterling-Capt Hokule’a 1976
*Jo-ann Kahanamoku- Hokuleʻa
*Herb Kawainui Kane-Polynesian Researcher, Artist, author, Hokule'a
Nathanial (Brudda) Lindsay-Canoe Paddler, rigger of canoes
Tava Taupu- Blue water sailer,Canoe Builder, wood carver, Hokuleʻa
*Ernest Fergerstrom- Instilled in his children, pride of their Hawaiian heritage when Hawaiian Pride was frowned upon
*Flossie Fergerstrom- Encouraged her son to explore the magic of the Hawaiian Canoe
Ann Fergerstrom- Canoe paddler Canoe rigger
Fay (Fergerstrom)Lindsay-Canoe paddler Canoe rigger
Kenneth Johnston- Modern Canoe builder, Surf Board maker, Canoe fixer
Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa-Boat Builder, Wa’a Kaulua Captain
Kalani Nakoa- Charterboat Captain, Founder of Nā Peʻa youth program
Jody Huia (Johnston) Fergerstrom- Canoe paddler, Canoe rigger, crazy building skills
*unfortunately are deceased