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Micronesia: A Guide through the Centuries. Close Up Foundation, 2000.

Hezel, Francis X. (1991) The Catholic Church in Micronesia: Historical Essays on the Catholic Church in the Caroline - Marshall Islands Chicago: Loyola University Press.

Hezel, Francis X. (2002) "German era in Micronesia" Micronesian Seminar Photograph Album

Lessa, William A. (1961) Tales from Ulithi Atoll: A Comparative Study of Oceanic Folklore Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. This volume includes some historical tales of early contact.

Lessa, William A. (1962) "An Evaluation of Early Descriptions of Carolinian Culture" Ethnohistory Vol.9 No.4, Fall: 378-403.

Lessa, William A. and George C. Myers (1962) "Population Dynamics of an Atoll Community" Population Studies, Vol.15 No.3, March: 244-257.

Lessa, William A. (1975) "The Portuguese Discovery of the Isles of Sequeira" Micronesica Vol. 11 No. 1 (July): [35]-70.

Lévesque, Rodrigue (2000) History of Micronesia: A Collection of Source Documents Volume 13—Failure at Ulithi Atoll, 1727-1746. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.


Images are drawn from the above sources where noted.

This chapter uses a number of images from the private collection of Mr. Imeongs, owner of the LLP Restaurant in Colonia, to whom we are enormously grateful.

Images from the Trust Territory of the Pacific Archives are available online from the University of Hawai‘i:

Two historical images of the German Era from the Micronesia Seminar's "German era in Micronesia" site (see link below). Courtesy of the Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC).

Portrait of David Dean O'Keefe by Mary B. Dinas, after the only known existing photograph. Courtesy of Don Evans.

Image of the Junk June Hong Chian Lee from "Liveaboard Diving in Thailand- Photo Gallery of the Chinese Sailing Junk "June Hong Chian Lee" Courtesy of Dive Inn Co., Ltd.

Historical images of magicians on Ulithi from
Lessa, William A. (1964) "The Social Effects of Typhoon Ophelia (1960) on Ulithi" Reprinted from Micronesica, Vol.1 Nos.1-2.

Historical photograph of the Mogmog chiefs comes from
Lessa, William A. (1966) Ulithi: A Micronesian Design for Living. Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Except where stated otherwise, all photographs by RDK Herman, Pacific Worlds.


Hezel, Francis X., SJ (1972), "Early European Contact with the Western Carolines: 1525-1750." Journal of Pacific History Vol. 7: 26-44.

Micronesian Seminar, "Beachcombers, Traders and Castaways in Micronesia: Yap"

Micronesian Seminar, “Foreign Ships in Micronesia: Yap”

Micronesian Seminar "German era in Micronesia"



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