|About the Book|
The Samoan culture incorporates the use of natural resources. This second volume of Anoafale describes how the plants, crops, domestic and wild animals, birds and fishes contribute to the enrichment of the Samoan culture. Artifacts are made from wood, and materials from plants are used in weaving. Food production, its preparation and presentation are also important. Chiefly games involved Pacific pigeons and other birds. A daring method of fishing was to catch sharks with a noose slipped over their snout. Canoes went out to the deep ocean to catch skipjack and other large fish.