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  1. Archeological Investigations
  2. Early Historic Accounts

Art, Architecture, Body Adornment and Food

  1. Agad’na: Canoe Builders
  2. Ålas: Turtle Shell Ornaments
  3. Ancient Chamorro Body Modification
  4. Ancient Chamorro Cave Art
  5. Ancient Chamorro Concepts of Beauty
  6. Ancient Chamorro Era Gallery
  7. Ancient Chamorro Fishing Tools
  8. Ancient Chamorro Jewelry: Manmade Accessories and Body Coverings
  9. Ancient Chamorro Pottery: Early Calcareous Ware
  10. Ancient Chamorro Pottery Usage
  11. Ancient Chamorro Tool Making
  12. Ancient Chamorro Use of Human Bones
  13. Blacksmithing
  14. Canoe Building
  15. Carving
  16. Chamorro Dance
  17. Chamorro Jewelry
  18. Chant
  19. Cultural Design with History in Mind
  20. Kantan Chamorita
  21. Latte
  22. Latte Structures
  23. Latte’s Significance
  24. Mangkalamya: Skilled Artisans
  25. On The Question of Tattoo by Ancestral Chamorros
  26. Pre-Historic Pottery of Guam
  27. Proa and Navigation
  28. Pumeska: Hunters on Land and Sea
  29. Rice

Biographies

  1. Agualin
  2. Ferdinand Magellan
  3. Hineti
  4. Hurao
  5. Kepuha: Quipuha
  6. Matå’pang: Matapang
  7. Oliver van Noort
  8. Puntan and Fu’una: Gods of Creation
  9. Taga
  10. Tolahi
  11. Yula

Environment and Natural Resources

  1. Ancient Chamorro Agricultural Practices
  2. Ancient Chamorro Cultural Aspects of Fishing
  3. Ancient Chamorro Fish Weirs (Gigao)
  4. Ancient Chamorro Fishing Practices
  5. Ancient Chamorro Settlement Patterns
  6. Ancient Guam’s Environment
  7. Niyok: Coconut

European Exploration, Trade and Scientific Studies

  1. Beachcombers
  2. Early European Observations of Chamorros
  3. Galleon: San Pablo
  4. The Matao Iron Trade Part 1: Contact and Commerce
  5. The Matao Iron Trade Part 2: Galleon Trading and Repatriation
  6. The Matao Iron Trade Part 3: Appropriation and Entanglement

Government and Economic Systems

  1. Ancient Chamorro Kinship and Land Tenure
  2. Ancient Chamorro Use of Rice
  3. Crime and Punishment
  4. Division of Labor by Age, Class, Gender
  5. Emmok: Revenge
  6. Familia
  7. Guinahan Famagu’on: Children’s Wealth
  8. Land Ownership on Guam
  9. Maga’håga: Highest Ranking Daughter
  10. Maga’låhi: Highest Ranking Son
  11. Mampolitiku: Politics
  12. Man’amko
  13. Manma’gas: Leaders
  14. Saina: Elders
  15. Saina: Gender Roles

Health and Medicine

  1. Ancient Chamorro Food and Diet
  2. Ancient Chamorro Medicine Making
  3. Birth
  4. Chamorro DNA Studies and the Origin of the Chamorro People
  5. Makåna and Kakåhna
  6. Prebirth
  7. Suruhånu yan Amot: Healers and Medicine

Language and Education

  1. Chamorro Numbers
  2. CHamoru Sidereal Direction Terminology
  3. Guma’ Uritao
  4. Ma Uritao
  5. Origin of Chamorro as an Ethnic Identifier
  6. Origin of Guam’s Indigenous People
  7. Role of Education in the Preservation of Guam’s Indigenous Language
  8. Uritao: Bachelor

Religion and Cultural Practices

  1. Ancient Chamorro Burial Practices
  2. Ancient Chamorro Burial Rituals
  3. Aniti: Spirit
  4. Burial Practices
  5. Chamorro Ancestor Worship
  6. Chamorro World View
  7. Chenchule’: Social Reciprocity
  8. Geftao: Unselfishness
  9. Hale’ta: Chamorro Cultural Traditions
  10. Inafa’maolek: Striving for Harmony
  11. Ko’lao yan Fattoigue: Custom of Bringing a Gift of Food
  12. Marriage Traditions
  13. Matatnga: Fearless
  14. Poksai: Informal Adoption
  15. Taotaomo’na
  16. The Young Maidens That Saved Guam
  17. Umayute’: Divorce

Villages and Places

  1. Contents of a Latte Village
  2. Fouha Bay: Cradle of Creation
  3. Pågat
  4. Pago (Pågu)
  5. Ritidian (Litekyan)
  6. Tarague (Talågi)

Weapons and Warfare

  1. Ancient Chamorro Warfare
  2. Cultural Aspects of Ancient Chamorro Warfare
  3. Slingstones
  4. Slingstones: Weapons
  5. Warfare