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I Hinanao-ta Nu I Manaotao Tåno’ I CHamoru Siha (The Journey of the CHamoru People) (review)

I Hinanao-ta Nu I Manaotao TÃ¥no’ I CHamoru Siha (The Journey of the CHamoru People) (review) 576 the contemporary pacific • 31:2 (2019) I Hinanao-ta Nu I Manaotao Tåno’ ers about its narrative and who its I CHamoru Siha (The Journey of the narrators would be, and many of the CHamoru People). Permanent Exhibit, other typical obstacles to any attempt Senator Antonio M Palomo Guam to represent an entire people through Museum and Chamorro Educational a museum exhibit, which remain Facility, Hagåtña, Guam. ongoing. Indeed, the political nature of the exhibit confronts visitors head-on The beginning of I Hinanao-ta (Our before they even step foot inside. As I Journey) is marked by a purpose- stand alone in the antechamber, con- ful awkwardness in the first gallery. taining my urge to go directly into the Visitors to the Senator Antonio M exhibit, I wonder: “Does the governor Palomo Guam Museum and Cha- have to welcome me each time I come morro Educational Facility’s perma- here?” I ask the docent, who informs nent exhibit first enter a small ante- me that it is the end of the governor’s chamber with bland walls, a velvet message, and nothing else, that facili- rope to keep visitors in line, a few tates the passage of visitors onward. paintings by CHamoru http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

I Hinanao-ta Nu I Manaotao Tåno’ I CHamoru Siha (The Journey of the CHamoru People) (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 31 (2) – Oct 3, 2019

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Abstract

576 the contemporary pacific • 31:2 (2019) I Hinanao-ta Nu I Manaotao Tåno’ ers about its narrative and who its I CHamoru Siha (The Journey of the narrators would be, and many of the CHamoru People). Permanent Exhibit, other typical obstacles to any attempt Senator Antonio M Palomo Guam to represent an entire people through Museum and Chamorro Educational a museum exhibit, which remain Facility, Hagåtña, Guam. ongoing. Indeed, the political nature of the exhibit confronts visitors head-on The beginning of I Hinanao-ta (Our before they even step foot inside. As I Journey) is marked by a purpose- stand alone in the antechamber, con- ful awkwardness in the first gallery. taining my urge to go directly into the Visitors to the Senator Antonio M exhibit, I wonder: “Does the governor Palomo Guam Museum and Cha- have to welcome me each time I come morro Educational Facility’s perma- here?” I ask the docent, who informs nent exhibit first enter a small ante- me that it is the end of the governor’s chamber with bland walls, a velvet message, and nothing else, that facili- rope to keep visitors in line, a few tates the passage of visitors onward. paintings by CHamoru

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 3, 2019

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