DOBES Archive

AdamEve-UP
In this session the consultant sings a Christian song about Adam and Eve (with the consultant's explanation).
koina-TAOA
In this session the consultants talk about Marquesan feasts and dances, in particular the putu dance. Other dances which are also discussed are the "ori pahaka", "ori manu" and the "tape'a". One consultant gives samples of how it should be sung or how one moves in a particular dance. She also contrasts it with today's modernised versions.
kurkuma-UP
In this session the consultant explain how kurkuma is used for body treatment to soften and colour the skin of women.
kea_Putio-Mok
In this session the consultant talks about the carrying of a massive stone from Moto'ua over the mountains to Naho'e by the big warrior Putio (see also link).
trick_lang1-MP
In this session the consultant talks in the Hiva 'Oa trick language.
pohue_omua-UP
In this session the consultant talks about how they lived in former times before modernisation set in on the Marquesas. She talks in particular about traditional food preparation.
kape-UP
In this session the consultant explains how to prepare 'ape/kape, a type of taro/tubular root which is poisonous and causes skin irritations if not treated in the right way. The technique of how the toxin is removed is explained.
paepae_Putio
In this session the consultant talks about a site (=paepae "ancient foundations of houses") of a big Marquesan warrior, Puti'o, from Hiva 'Oa.
kea_Huuti
In this session the consultants talk about the stone of Huuti on Hiva 'Oa. Huuti was a man possessed by spirits (kaikaia/veinehae).
Moeone-HP
In this session the consultants talk about the living tiki Moeone, a stone figure on one of the sites at Hanapa'a'oa (Hiva 'Oa). In connection with this site the consultants also talk about several different skulls found near that site.
tapu-UP
In this session the consultant talks about former taboos. Some taboos are illustrated in form of an anecdote of a water hole in Naho'e (Hiva 'Oa).
pohue-TAOA
In this session the consultants talk about life before modernisation in the 1960s and 1970s took place. They talk about traditional food preparation, treatment of new born babies (food and plant medication), about plant medicine in general, birth and after-birth treatment, cash crops and local currency.
Expl_Hina
In this session the consultant makes links to other Polynesian cultures (in particular the Tuamotuan) and their myths. It is also discussed about additional connections with Hina in sayings and natural phenomena.
pohue-Mok
In this session the consultant talks about life on the Marquesas before modernisation set in in the 1960s and 1970s. He talks in particular about birth-giving, plant medicine and school life around 1968 in Naho'e.
Add_Ono
In this session the consultant gives some additional information about the legend of 'Ono (see link). The conversation leads to a general discussion about several Marquesan dances (ori pahaka, ori manu) and about feasts and dances in general, and about signs in nature (tapa'o) and their interpretation.
priest_Nahoe
In this session the consultants tell about the visit of an American priest to Naho'e from where his ancestors originally came.
add_trick-MP
In this session the consultant talks about how he had learnt the trick language (see link).
Putio-UP
In this session the consultant briefly narrates about Puti'o who was a big Marquesan warrior from Naho'e, the consultant's home valley. The consultant mainly tells about Puti'o's carrying of the large stone from Moto'ua - a neighbouring valley - over the mountains to Naho'e (see link).
prep_feast
In this session the consultants talk about how the dancers were prepared for the feasts. They talk in particular how the body was treated with oils and kurkuma to make it soft and colour it. The talk also in general about different skin treatments (paku).
add_priest
This is an addition to the story of the visit of the American priest at Nahoe (see link).