Barman, J. and Bruce McIntyre Watson. (2006). Leaving Paradise: Indigenous Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

Beamer, K. (2014). No Mākou Ka Mana: liberating the nation. Honolulu, HI: Kamehameha Publishing.

Chang, R., & Patterson, W. (2003). The Koreans in Hawaiʻi: A pictorial history, 1903-2003. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

Hauʻofa, E. (2008). We are the ocean: Selected works. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

Ingersoll, K.A.. (2016). Waves of Knowing: a seascape epistemology. Durham, NC. Duke University Press.

Kimura, Y. (1992). Issei: Japanese immigrants in Hawaiʻi. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

Koppel, T. (1995). Kanaka: the Untold Story of Hawaiian Pioneers in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver, BC: Whitecap Books.

Mershon, C.E. (2006) Along the Sandy: our Nikkei Neighbors. Corbett, OR: Crown Point Country Historical Society.

Patterson, W. (2001). The Ilse: First generation Korean immigrants in Hawaiʻi ; 1903-1973. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

Spickard, P. R. (2002). Pacific diaspora island peoples in the United States and across the Pacific. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

Trask, H.K. (2005). From a Native Daughter. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaiʻi Press.


Adria L. Imada, “Hawaiians on Tour: Hula Circuits Through the American Empire.” American Quarterly, Volume 56, Number 1, March 2004, pp. 111-149.

Amanda Lee Heikialoha Savage, “From Astoria to Annexation: The Hawaiian Diaspora and the Struggle for Race and Nation in the American Empire” (2011). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539626664.

Coalition of Communities of Color, “Leading with Race: Research Justice in Washington County” (2018). Portland, Oregon: Coalition of Communities of Color. 

W.J. Illerbrun, “Kanaka Pete.” Hawaiian Journal of History, Volume 6 (1972): 156–66.

Community Organizations + Institutions

Asia Pacific Cultural Center

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Awaiaulu, Inc.

City of Victoria Archives

Coalition of Communities of Color

Filipino American National Historical Society

Hawaiʻi State Archives

Hālau Ka Lei Haliʻa O Ka Lokelani

Hula Hālau ʻOhana Holoʻokoʻa

Ka ʻAha Lāhui ʻAha O ʻOlekona (Hawaiian Civic Club of Oregon)

Ke Kukui Foundation

Oregon Historical Society

Oregon Nikkei Endowment

Pacific University Archives

Royal BC Museum

Salt Spring Island Archives

Uluwehi Hālau Hula O Kapukui

UTOPIA (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance) – Portland and Seattle

Washington State Historical Society

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

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