Pohnpeian Cultural Documents

The following documents were typed by Felisihna Spencer Samuel in the late 1970's as part of a Ponapean Cultural Preservation project undertaken by the Pohnpei Department of Education. Felisihna Spencer Samuel provided the documents that were scanned and posted below.

The two documents were to support a seventh and eighth grade local culture curriculum. The seventh grade document was scanned using optical character recognition software. Lacking a Pohnpeian dictionary for Omnipage 14 and unable to set no dictionary as an option, the scan was run against a non-Pohnpeian dictionary. No suggested changes were accepted, but the document likely suffers from spelling errors as well as some distortions of format.

The eighth grade document was in too poor a condition to OCR, hence that document is maintained as a series of image files. While this assures fidelity, the result is a cumbersome series of image files that cannot be edited or expanded upon.

Seventh grade information in Microsoft Word 2003 (.doc)
Seventh grade information in OpenDocument Writer format (.ods)

Seventh grade information in HTML web page. Editing and clean-up may remain to be done on this version.

Image files for eighth grade (twenty pages):

001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020

Page 005 includes a diagram of a nahs, the immediately following pages provide a key to that diagram. The diagram and key formed the basis for the diagram on the sakau ceremony information page.

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