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American Samoa

The World Factbook: Background: :: Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: American Samoa (i/əˈmɛrɨkən səˈmoʊ.ə/; Samoan: Amerika Sāmoa, [aˈmɛɾika ˈsaːmʊa]; also Amelika Sāmoa or Sāmoa Amelika) is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa.[1] American Samoa consists of 5 main islands and 2 coral atolls. The largest and most populous island is Tutuila, with the Manuʻa Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory. American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain, ...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Niko BESNIER
Professor, Anthropology at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Keywords: Gender, Sexuality, Globalization, Body Theory, Food and Nutrition, Sport, Morality, Christianity, Conflict, Economic Anthropology

Takiora INGRAM
Independent researcher, FRIENDS OF THE LAGOON/PACIFIC PLANNING &RESEARCH at Non-Government Organization, Cook Islands

Keywords: Climate Policy, Development, Gender Violence, Mining and its Discontents, Political Anthropology, Regional History, Seascape, Social Impact Analysis, Sustainable Tourism, World Heritage

John Joseph MCCAFFERY
Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland at Uniservices Consultancy Ltd, New Zealand

Keywords: Education, Education Policy, Language Policy, Language Shift, Language-Culture-Cognition, Polynesian Languages, Pacific Studies, Language, Literacy, Bilingual/Immersion Education

Richard MOYLE
Professor emeritus, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Christianisation, Cultural Change, Dance, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Language Documentation, Polynesian Languages, Ritual, Voyaging, Oral Tradition, Music

Penelope SCHOEFFEL
Associate Professor, Centre for Samoan Studies at National University of Samoa, Samoa

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Development Studies

Teri SOWELL
Lecturer, Visual Arts Department at University of California San Diego, United States

Keywords: Art, Gender, Religion, Body Theory, Ritual Studies

Upolu Luma VAAI
Senior Lecturer, HoD Theology and Ethics Department at Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Keywords: Christianity, Pacific Relational Hermeneutics, Relational Theology, Relational Ethics, Pacific Epistemology, Climate Change, Colonialism, Economy And Justice


Pictures


Not specified Graves of American and British soldiers killed in action during ... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Taupou from American Samoa revealing tattooing at the 6th Festiv... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Participants from Bellona Island, Solomon Islands, performing at... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Bellona (Solomon Islands) men jumping at Utulei during the 10th ... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified "Samoan tsunami?.. Really?" 4 October 2009 Boxing Tsunamis Sane... [NatLib NZ]


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Maps


United States. National Park Service [Washington, D.C.] : National Park Service,... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) [Reston, Va.] : Denver, CO : U.S. Dept. of the Interior... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) [Reston, Va.] : Denver, CO : U.S. Dept. of the Interior... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) [Reston, Va.] : Denver, CO : U.S. Dept. of the Interior... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) [Reston, Va.] : Denver, CO : U.S. Dept. of the Interior... [NLA]


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Books

Liava'a, Christine, 1945- author.. 2013. Le fitafita mai Samoa = The force from Samoa : soldiers fro... [NatLib NZ]
Scott Hasse; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.),; United States. Office of Insular Affairs,... [WorldCat]
Liava'a, Christine, 1945- author.. 2013. Le fitafita mai Samoa = The force from Samoa : soldiers fro... [NatLib NZ]

Archives

Wright, Timothy W.. nd. Papers, 1976-1980..2 linear ft.. ... [Bishop]
Charlot, John.. nd. Collected Samoan papers, 1973..6 linear ft.. ... [Bishop]
Bint, C.C.. nd. Genealogy of Satele of Tutuila, American Samoa.1 v. (4 leaves). ... [Bishop]

Video/Visual

Paul Meehan; Mustapha Heddi. nd. American Samoa : Geography and Maps : Intute World GuideIntute Intu ... [WorldCat]

Audio

Ann Rothschild Mayer; Indiana University, Bloomington. Archives of Traditional Music.. nd. [American ... [WorldCat]

Official Websites

  • American Samoa Government...
  • US Department of the Interior - Office of ...
  • American Samoa Environmental Protection Ag...

    Research Centres

  • Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) - American ...

    Libraries and Archives

  • American Samoa Community College...
  • American Samoa Historic Preservation Offic...
  • Feleti Barstow Public Library...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...
  • British Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • World Bank HealthStats...
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pa...

    Languages

  • More on Glottolog
  • More on Ethnologue

    Administrative Areas

    Eastern (District)
    Manu'a (District)
    Unorganized (District)
    Western (District)

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    Note that positions may be inaccurate or approximate.