Chosen People, A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i
Hokulani K. Aikau
Softcover, 264 pp.
How Native Hawaiians experience of Mormonism intersects with their cultural and ethnic identities and traditions
An exploration of how Native Hawaiian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints negotiate their place in this quintessentially American religion. Using the words of Native Hawaiian Latter-Day Saints to illuminate the intersections of race, colonization, and religion, this book examines Polynesian Mormon faith and identity within a larger political context of self-determination.