06 April 2013

George Turner, Samoa



SAMOA

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO AND LONG BEFORE.

GEORGE TURNER, LL.D.



George Turner was a London Missionary Society missionary he was based in Samoa towards the last half of the 19th century. He wrote the book, "Samoa A Hundred Years And Long Before"  detailing his observations of Samoan culture.

I don't remember my grandma using this book. She might have I'd have to ask my dad if she did. It is a great read of insight to the Samoan Culture.

Link to book with images
Link to book with just text


Here are the contents of the book:


CHAPTER I.
POSITION OF THE ISLANDS--EARLY VISITORS AND
TRADITIONARY ORIGIN

CHAPTER II.
SAMOA--ORIGIN OF THE NAME

CHAPTER III.
A FUTURE STATE--RELIGION, ETC.

CHAPTER IV.
GODS SUPERIOR--WAR AND GENERAL VILLAGE GODS

CHAPTER V.
GODS INFERIOR, OR HOUSEHOLD GODS

CHAPTER VI.
THE PEOPLE--INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD

CHAPTER VII.
ADULT AND ADVANCED YEARS

CHAPTER VIII.
FOOD--COOKING--LIQUORS

CHAPTER IX.
CLOTHING

CHAPTER X.
AMUSEMENTS

CHAPTER XI.
MORTALITY, LONGEVITY, DISEASES, ETC.

CHAPTER XII.
DEATH AND BURIAL

CHAPTER XIII.
HOUSES

CHAPTER XIV.
CANOES

CHAPTER XV.
ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE

CHAPTER XVI.
GOVERNMENT AND LAWS

CHAPTER XVII.
WARS

CHAPTER XVIII.
THE HEAVENS, AND THE HEAVENLY BODIES

CHAPTER XIX.
THE ORIGIN OF FIRE, AND OTHER STORIES

CHAPTER XX.
NAMES OF THE ISLANDS--ILLUSTRATING MIGRATIONS, ETC.

CHAPTER XXI.
POLITICAL DIVISIONS AND PLACES OF NOTE ON UPOLU

CHAPTER XXII.
POLITICAL DIVISIONS AND PLACES OF NOTE ON SAVAII

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