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- What do you think "Made in Taiwan" means and why does it matter to the study of Oceania?
KEY CONCEPTS: Indigenous identity
Dances of Life by
For 50,000 years the peoples of the Pacific Islands have expressed and perpetuated their cultural values through dance. This unique form of artistic and historical expression has survived ocean voyages of thousands of miles, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, and internecine wars. But the greatest threat to their dance traditions came from European and American colonizers who disapproved of these "pagan" and "primitive practices" and attempted to destroy them.
Recounts events and profiles people in Samoa's 3000 years of settlement. Includes footage from the 2000 millenium observances.
[Maori food] by
Covers the history of the kiore (native rat), formerly prized by Maori for its meat and now under threat of extinction. Maori traditions surrounding the capture, preparation and cooking of tuna (eels)