This project was sponsored by the Amerika Samoa Humanities Council to develop a teaching tool to help in teaching and the study of the history of American Samoa.  This was a project that took over four years to complete.  The book was launched in the summer of 2009 and was adopted by the American Samoa Department of Education soon after.  This is a milestone for our people and those who may have interest to learn about American Samoa now and in the future. We hope that this is the beginning for much more thorough research and documentation of our history.



Author:   Fofo I. F. Sunia

“A History of American Samoa” is a high school level textbook initiated and completed by the Amerika Samoa Humanities Council.  The content detailed in the book ranges from the migration, discovery, and inhabitation of the western Pacific and specifically Samoa, today known as a territory just over a hundred years old.  This textbook is written from the perspective of both oral and written accounts of Samoan history.  It covers the geographical formation, historical inhabitation, and development of American Samoa through legends, geography, and timelines that help span a time period beginning with the earliest signs of human integration to today’s modern setting.  This text weaves together the historical account of a little known island with its peoples spread throughout the corners of the globe, through local myth, legend, and authentic biographical information in this comprehensive history of American Samoa.   Price: Hardcover only $80.00


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