I got a voice message last week, from the rights manager at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He wanted to know if I would let them use some of The Insular Empire in their show – and could I please send them a high-resolution file ASAP? It seemed crazy: the John Oliver wanted to use […]
Dr. Larry Cunningham describes indigenous navigation of the Pacific, long before the arrival of the Europeans.
Guam History professor Anne Perez Hattori describes how the Spanish resettled Chamorros into Catholic villages, and how the “lanchu” system helped to preserve clan structures and ties to ancestral land.
Northern Marianas educator Sam McPhetres describes the Northern Marianas’ absence in American textbooks.
Four-minute excerpt from The Insular Empire: Lino Olopai and Pete A. Tenorio tell stories about growing up on Saipan in the 1950s.
Guam History professor Anne Perez Hattori describes the Chamoru’s connection to their land, and the effects of US military land-takings on Guam after World War II.