Nā Wahi Kapu o Maui
Hardcover, 230 pp.
Fast-paced economic and social changes have made it increasingly important to learn about, protect, and preserve Hawaiian cultural sites. This volume by Kapulani Landgraf documents geographical, cultural, and archaeological features within the twelve traditional land divisions of Maui. Landgraf's photographic images and poetic text featured in Na Wahi Kapu o Maui are a Native Hawaiian's insightful commentary to the condition of her land and her people. Hawaiian culture, tradition, and symbolism, as well as issues related to Hawaiian rights, are integral to her work.
This book received the Ka Palapala Pookela Award for Excellence in Illustrative Books in 1995.