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Monday, January 12, 2015
The Single Outrigger Canoe of the Cook Islands
One of my personal heroes is Te Rangi Hiroa otherwise known as Peter Buck. He was a doctor, military leader, health administrator, politician, anthropologist, author of Vikings of the Sunrise, and eventually the director of Honolulu's Bishop Museum.
He traveled extensively through Polynesia in the 1930's and gathered rapidly disappearing information about the old culture. This is his study of the canoes of the Cook Islands.