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Author Aikau, Hokulani K., 1970- author.

Title A chosen people, a promised land : Mormonism and race in Hawai'i / Hokulani K. Aikau.

Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2012], ©2012.
 Law Indigenous Ppls. Coll  BX8643.P635 A35 2012     AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series First peoples, new directions in indigenous studies
First peoples (2010)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-222) and index.
Contents Introduction : negotiating faithfulness -- Mormonism, race, and lineage : the making of a chosen people -- La'ie, a promised land, and Pu'uhonua : spatial struggles for land and identity -- Called to serve : labor missionary work and modernity -- In the service of the Lord : religion, race, and the Polynesian Cultural Center -- Voyages of faith : contemporary Kanaka Maoli struggles for sustainable self-determination -- Conclusion : Holomua, moving forward.
Subject Polynesians -- Relations with Mormons.
Mormon Church -- Hawaii.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Hawaii.
Mormons -- Hawaii.
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Mormon Church.
Polynesian Cultural Center (Laie, Hawaii)
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