DOBES Archive

hakatu_maniok1
Document on the different manioke varieties explaining the differences.
paku_kokuu-TK
Document on how prepare certain plants for the treatment of the skin. It is also explained in detail how to apply it on the skin.
pohue_omua-Mi
In this session the consultant talks about life on the Marquesas around 1930s/1940s. He also talks about his child-upbringing, post-European customs and living conditions in general.
ruu_purut3-Mi
In this session we hear the continuation (3.part) a traditional Marquesan chant (ru'u, a kind of a cappella) about the arrival of the Germans at Taipivai (Nuku Hiva) during the 1st World War. The ru'u was a meduim in old Marquesan society to comment on events and it often expresses opinions and attitudes towards the events or persons being sung about.
Tioekaiee-Mi
This is the story/legend of Tioékaiee, a warrior from Haka'ui. It is a story about how the Marquesans went 'fishing' (he'e te ika hi) in former times which really meant that they were looking to catch people for human sacrifice. The legend is told with an 'anaunau' or chant.
paku_tutu-Pr
Document on how to prepare a plant to use for skin treatment (not for healing of skin diseases). It has the same effects (smoothing of the skin) as the paku with the koku'u-plant.
FA-T-M-7
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 69 and 63 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D) and one being the Matcher (=M). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 7 is described.
Hist_Hakaui
In this session the consultant talks about the local history of Hakau'i (Nuku Hiva), its name, locations, the tribes, their genealogy, personalities and historical persons (Temoana, Vaekehu etc.). The session also includes a rari (=indigenous chant) about a female warrior from Hakau'i. The conversation between the main consultant LK and TB (collector and field assistant) deals about several topics as e.g. about the different head dresses which were used.
Leg-Va'a-UP
comments on the legend of the warrior Kie from Hakamaii (Ua Pou island); narrates about the warfare with warriors from another Marquesan island (Hiva 'Oa)
trick_lang2-MK
In this session two consultants converse in one of the Marquesan trick languages ('eo tepeteateo etc.). It is a trick language which originates from Hiva 'Oa in the South Marquesas.
ruu1-Mit
In this session we hear the consultant sing a ruu (=traditional chant).
Hae_toua-LK
In this session the consultant explains the function of the "Ha'etoua", a kind of public place reserved for the beauties of the valley of Hakau'i.
FA-Hi-Tei-10
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 19 and 14 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D (age 19)) and one being the Matcher (=M (age 14)). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 10 is described. The direction of gaze is seaward.
tao_ehi-TB
In this session the consultant explains how copra is produced. The video clip show the hut where coconut meat is smoked and dried. She explains all the details of the hut and its function with respect to copra production as well as the technique used to smoke and dry coconut meat.
FA-T-M-17
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 69 and 63 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D) and one being the Matcher (=M). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 17 is described.
Veh_Hanau-TB
In this session the consultant talks about the doings of Hanau, a goddess from the underworld or Havaiki. One of her interactions with the living is to make them asleep. The consultant explains how it was believed Hanau made people asleep at night.
FA-T-M-3
Two adult speakers of Marquesan aged 69 and 63 perform the object-object matching task called the Farm Animals game (Danziger & Hill 1993). Each interaction is played with two players, one being the Director (=D) and one being the Matcher (=M). Both players are seperated by a screen and gaze in the same direction. The Director has to explain an array of toy objects to the Matcher. The Matcher has to construct the array of objects by following the Director's instructions. The original task is a photo-object matching task; this sometimes showed to be leading to problems (due to the way the Director holds the photo) and the reference is not always clear. That is the reason why the researcher changed the task to an object-object task. Photo 3 is described.
haika_epa-Ti
Document on preparation of medication which cleans the interior of the body; the taking of the medicine involves complex eating taboos and a purification with cooked coconut milk (tiheke_epa-Ti) which causes diarrhoea and finally purifies the body (also from some of the toxic plants used for this medication).
Makeka-Au
This describes the doings of the spirit Makeka on Nuku Hiva island. Makeka was said to be a so-called 'veinehae', a spirit or ancestor god who protected the hunters on To'ovi'i plateau and in Nuku Ataha. After the hunt at sunset, people had to put meat offerings for Makeka on trees. The next day these offerings were gone according to the narrator. (see also 'Makeka-Mi')
Hio2-Ho
In this session we hear a poem of Hio (see link for another poem of Hio).