06 April 2013
George Turner, Samoa
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:
POSITION OF THE ISLANDS--EARLY VISITORS AND
SAMOA--ORIGIN OF THE NAME
A FUTURE STATE--RELIGION, ETC.
GODS SUPERIOR--WAR AND GENERAL VILLAGE GODS
GODS INFERIOR, OR HOUSEHOLD GODS
THE PEOPLE--INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD
ADULT AND ADVANCED YEARS
MORTALITY, LONGEVITY, DISEASES, ETC.
DEATH AND BURIAL
ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE
GOVERNMENT AND LAWS
THE HEAVENS, AND THE HEAVENLY BODIES
THE ORIGIN OF FIRE, AND OTHER STORIES
NAMES OF THE ISLANDS--ILLUSTRATING MIGRATIONS, ETC.
POLITICAL DIVISIONS AND PLACES OF NOTE ON UPOLU
POLITICAL DIVISIONS AND PLACES OF NOTE ON SAVAII