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Charles Langlas

Charles Langlas is an anthropologist and Hawaiian studies scholar, recently retired from the College of Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaii at Hilo. He lived on the Island of Hawaii for many years. His other work includes Kalaupapa is Us (co-authored with Sonia Juvik and Kaʻohulani McGuire), the forthcoming The Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo (co-authored with Jeffrey Lyon), and the film Kau Lāʻau and Maʻamaʻa: Traditional Hawaiian Ulua Fishing.

Under the Volcano: the People of Kalapana, 1823 to 2010

This oral history shares the memories of people who grew up in Kalapana in the 1920s and 1930s, often in their own words. One of the few Hawaiian communities that persisted into the t20th century, Kalapana life remained distinctively Hawaiian, including traditional methods of fishing and farming, family life, Hawaiian language, and belief in Hawaiian spirits, until the community was forced to disperse by lava from Kīlauea Volcano in the 1980s.


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