History and culture in the Society Islands
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Published by The Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii .
Written in English



  • Society Islands (French Polynesia),
  • French Polynesia,
  • Society Islands.


  • Ethnology -- French Polynesia -- Society Islands,
  • Society Islands (French Polynesia) -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 109-110.

Statementby E.S. Craighill Handy.
LC ClassificationsGN670 .B4 no. 79
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 110 p.
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6763150M
LC Control Number31024151

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