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Leeward CC: An ʻĀina-based research guide: Ke Awalau o Puʻuloa: Ka Moku o ʻEwa


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This section serves as a starting point for your research into the history and traditions of the Puʻuloa area. Leeward Community College's flagship campus is located in the Ahupuaʻa of Waiawa and while this section focuses heavily on those stories specific to Waiawa, you will also find many resources that cover the greater area of Ke Awalau o Puʻuloa and the Moku of ʻEwa.

Books and Media from the Library Catalog

When searching through the catalog, the following subject headings might be helpful for your search: 

Find Resources at Leeward Library

books and other materials in the library collection, as well as articles, e-books, and videos from the library's research databases.


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Ethnographic Reports & Research Collections

1851 sketch of ʻEwa Church on Haupuʻu hill in Waiawa (original sketch by Paul Emmert in the Mission Houses Museum Library, reprinted in Gowans 1993:10)

Hawaiian Language Resources


Lyons, C. J, and J Lidgate. Pearl Lochs and Puuloa Entrance, Ewa, Oahu. 1873. Map.

Community Organizations

This section contains the website and contact information for a number of organizations that are dedicated to the ʻEwa community through conservation, restoration, and education. These are some organizations that you might consider collaborating with within the scope of your work here at Leeward. Some examples include research assignments, service trips, or program partnerships. Remember: Leeward CC is a part of the ʻEwa community too! As you reach out to these groups, consider ways that you are not only utilizing their resources but also supporting their goals through service, funding, or other reciprocal means of collaboration

E ola loa ka moku ʻo ʻEwa!

Healthy kalo growing in the many lo‘i at Kuhiawaho (photo credit: Nohopapa Hawaiʻi). Printed in Hālau Puʻuloa

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