Old Samoa, or Flotsam and Jetsam from the Pacific Ocean (Classic Reprint)

Old Samoa, or Flotsam and Jetsam from the Pacific Ocean (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Old Samoa, or Flotsam and Jetsam From the Pacific Ocean More than half a century ago, that is, from 1838 to 1845, for seven years, I lived among the Samoans, in what might be termed the latter period of their Stone Age, ' and was thus enabled to look upon their habits and customs as they prevailed before the nation had had much intercourse with Europeans, and before Christianity had been able to exert much influence upon them. I thus saw them during a very interesting period of their history, the parting of the ways, ' as it were; the significance of which fact, however, I did not sufficiently realize at the time, otherwise my researches would have embraced additional subjects, and been followed with fuller results. Yet, from the very first, I felt great interest in Samoa and the Samoans, and endeavoured on every occasion to collect data and memoranda bearing upon their past history and customs, as well as conditions of life, knowing full well that such facts might soon be difficult to obtain. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 399g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243094671
  • 9780243094677