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Maori man with full moko tattoo
Maori man with full moko tattoo
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Skin Stories: The Art and Culture of Polynesian Tattoo

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Books and Periodicals

Allen, Tricia
"Wearing the Mark of the Ancestors: The Rebirth of Polynesian Tattooing"
Hana Hou! The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines
October/November 2000

Barbieri, Gian Paulo
Tahiti Tattoos
Taschen
1998

Blackburn, Mark
Tattoos from Paradise
Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
1999

DeMello, Margo
Bodies of Inscription
Duke University Press
2000

Doig, Fiona, (ed.)
Taonga Maori: A Spiritual Journey Expressed Through Modern Art
Australian Museum
2000

The Drawing Center and Don Ed Hardy (eds.)
Pierced Hearts and True Love: A Century of Drawings for Tattoos
The Drawing Center
1995

Gell, Alfred
Wrapping in Images: Tattooing in Polynesia
Clarendon Paperbacks
1993

Gushman, Deborah
"Tahiti in Bloom: A Sweet Sojourn Among les Fleurs Tahitiens"
Hana Hou! The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines
October/November 1999

Hardy, D.E. (ed.)
Tattooing: Music and Sea Tattoos
Hardy Marks Publications
1988

Hardy, D.E. (ed.)
Tattooing: New Tribalism
Hardy Marks Publications
1988

King, Michael
Moko: Maori Tattooing in the 20th Century
David Bateman, Ltd.
1992

Kwiatkowski, P.F.
The Hawaiian Tattoo
Halona, Inc.
1996

Neleman, Hans
Moko — Maori Tattoo
Edition Stemmle
1999

Riria, Ko Te, and David Simmons
Moko Rangatira: Maori Tattoo
Reed Books
1989

Rubin, Arnold (ed.)
Marks of Civilization
Museum of Cultural History
1988

Sangl, Harry
The Blue Privilege
Richards Publishing
1980

Simmons, D.R.
Ta Moko: The Art of Maori Tattoo
Reed Books
1986

Wepa, Matthew Eru
Symbols of the Maori World
Dudfield Printing
1999

Wojcik, Daniel
Punk and Neo-Tribal Body Art
University Press of Mississippi
1995

Web Resources

American Experience: Hawai'i's Last Queen
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/hawaii/
On January 16, 1893, four boatloads of United States Marines came ashore in Honolulu, capital of the independent Kingdom of Hawai'i. The next day, Eventually, Queen Lili'uokalani would lose her throne and the Hawaiian people would lose their kingdom.

Great Performances: Holo Mai Pele
www.pbs.org/holomaipele
Holo Mai Pele (Pele Travels) tells the epic saga of the rivalry between Pele, Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, and her sister Hi'iaka. The website offers a summary of the story, using the original poetry, and video clips which feature a dazzling display of ancient Hawaiian hula and chant.

NOVA: Hawai'i: Born of Fire
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/hawaii/
From their blistering beginnings as molten rock, the Hawaiian islands have grown into a verdant paradise of unique life forms.

Wayfarers: A Pacific Odyssey
www.pbs.org/wayfinders/
Centuries before European explorers ventured beyond their shorelines, the ancestors of today's Polynesians had sailed to every habitable island in the far corners of the Pacific. Learn more about Pacific Island geography, culture, history, archaeology, linguistics and celestial navigation.