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.
Nuku_Papa2-Tea
In this session the consultant narrates the second part of the Marquesan creation myth.
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.
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.
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).
kanea_maa-TM
In this session it is shown how fermented breadfruit is made which serves as a basis of many traditional Marquesan dishes (e.g. 'popoi'). It shows old and newer techniques of traditional maa-preparation. In former times, 'maa' "fermented breadfruit" was fermented and stored in large earth pits. In this documentation the fermentation and storage of breadfruit was undertaken in a recipient made out of plaited coconut leaves and banana leaves. The basic process of making fermented breadfruit remained to be the traditional way (process of ripening and peeling breadfruits etc.). In this session it was also documented how to plait coconut leaves generally explaining three different techniques used for different purposes. The documentary also depicts traditional tool-making made out of shells for peeling ripened breadfruits.
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).
Purutia-Mi
This is a story about the arrival of a German war ship (Scharnhorst) at Taipivai (Nuku Hiva island) during the 1st World War. The consultant was told this story by his adoptive father who describes his own encounters with the Germans at Taipivai and Ho'oumi.
FA-Tei-Hi-6
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 14)) and one being the Matcher (=M (age 19)). 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 6 is described. The direction of gaze is seaward.
FA-T-M-6
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 6 is described.
piere-Mf
Document on how to conserve and dry bananas.
Makeka-Mi
The consultants talks in general about the different 'veinehaes' of Nuku Hiva, a kind of spirit or god (?). In the first part he talks in particular of the veinehae Makeka for whom people had to make sacrifices and leave pieces of meat in trees when they went hunting on the To'ovi'i plateau or at Henua Ataha (Nuku Hiva), or when they went fishing at the surrounding coastlines of these two territories.