Maria Mahoi of the Islands
- 104 pages, 6×9 inches
- Price: $16 CAD · $16 USD
- ISBN: 9781554200078
- Date published: 2004-05-20
- Availability: in print & available
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About Maria Mahoi of the Islands
Born to a Hawaiian father and a First Nations mother, Maria (pronounced MaRyeah) lived her entire life on the Gulf Island of British Columbias southwest coast. A true pioneer, she lived from the mid 1850s to 1936, bore thirteen children, and now has a variety of descendents including loggers, fishermen, university professors, and a former provincial minister of finance.
In Maria Mahoi of the Islands, acclaimed historian Jean Barman gives us a portrait of a woman who was independent, resourceful and proud of her Hawaiian heritage. Maria was also a woman ahead of her times, as she kept her name, protected her interests, and even went to court to contest a will.
Maria Mahoi of the Islands is Number 13 in the Transmontanus series.