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MARKING INDIGENEITY TĒVITA O. KA’ILI FOREWORD BY ’ŌKUSITINO MĀHINA MARKING INDIGENEITY The Tongan Art of Sociospatial Relations the university of arizona press tucson The University of Arizona Press© 2017 by The Arizona Board of Regents All rights reserved. Published 2017 Printed in the United States of America 22 21 20 19 18 17   6 5 4 3 2 1 ISBN-13: 978-0-8165-3056-4 (cloth) Cover design by Miriam Warren Unless otherwise noted, all drawings and illustrations are by the author. Publication of this book is made possible in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and by the proceeds of a permanent endowment created with the assistance of a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Ka‘ili,Tēvita O., author. | Māhina,‘Ōkusitino, writer of foreword. Title: Marking indigeneity : the Tongan art of sociospatial relations / Tēvita O. Ka‘ili ; foreword by ‘Ōkusitino Māhina. Other titles: Tongan art of sociospatial relations | First peoples (2010) Description: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2017. | Series: First peoples : new directions in indigenous studies | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017007698 | ISBN 9780816530564 (cloth : alk. paper) Subjects: LCSH: Tongans—Hawaii—Maui—Social life and customs. | Tongans—Material culture— Hawaii—Maui. | Ethnophilosophy—Tonga. Classification: LCC DU624.7.T66 K35 2017 | DDC 305.899/482096921—dc23 LC record available at This paper meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper). To my ‘ofa‘anga, beloved wife, Elizabeth Rago-Ka‘ili To my grandparents,Tonga and ‘Ana Mālohifo‘ou, ‘Ilaise Mafi and Soakai Pulu, and Tu‘iketei Pule and Sūlia Foliaki To my parents,Tēvita and Lakalaka Ka‘ili To the Tongans in Maui, Hawai‘i To the Tufunga, Architect, of the tā-vā theory, Hūfanga Dr.‘Ōkusitino Māhina To the Kaivai, Seafarers, of the Moana who cleared the path, tā e fihí, for my voyage ...


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