Hagåtña
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Hagåtña

For those who want to read about the historical, political and cultural significance of Guam’s capital village, Hagåtña. I prepared these vignettes for the I Ma’adahen Fino’ Chamorro gi Koleho project under the guidance of Dr. Faye Untalan. I wrote up short descriptions of areas in Saipan, Hagåtña, Tinian and Southern Guam. It was a … Continue reading

Banzai Cliff
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Banzai Cliff

As a Chamorro historian, I’ve read much and written much about Chamorro history, but nearly everything I’ve read or written is in the English language. After losing both my grandparents in the past two years, I’ve become much more sensitive to the fact that our most fluent generation, i manåmko’, are disappearing and the language … Continue reading

Hafa na Klasen Liberasion?
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Hafa na Klasen Liberasion?

Its that time of year on Guam, where perceived Chamorro debts to the United States balloon out of control and Chamorro attempts to prove their understanding and love for their debts and subordination appear to reach such maddeningly levels that what they owe to the United States seems to become infinite and eternal. Sina ta … Continue reading