Iakwe! Welcome to the Marshall Islands Stories website. The Marshall Islands Story Project seeks to preserve the rich culture of the Marshall Islands by gathering life stories and traditional tales from Marshallese elders. Central to the Project is the involvement of Marshallese students in the preservation process.
You will find these stories archived (left) in audio, video, and textual formats--both in English and Marshallese. This material was gathered in accordance with National Park Service guidelines. For a copy of the consent form used, go to the "about" page (above).
If you wish to make use of the archived material, you must ask permission from the project director (see "contact" above).
For more on the background of the Marshall Islands Story Project and its educational mission, please visit the "about" link above.
The "introduction" (to your left) offers an overview of Marshallese culture. This was written by Marshallese college students in consultation with their elders. The "resources" tab (above) offers links to other cultural and informational sites about the Marshall Islands.
The Kramer Photo Archive offers a pictorial history of the Marshall Islands. We will expand this as we process more significant photographs from Kramer’s holdings.
Iakwe! Koruwainene non Marshall Islands Story website in. Marshall Islands Story Project ej kajibarok bwe en drebij im kamour wot mour im mantin Majel ilo an aiin bwebwenato im inon ko jen ritto ro ad. Driilep in projeek in ej ri-jikuul im Majel ro bok konaer ie.
Kwonaaj lo bwebwenato kein (ituamiin) ilo nememmein aeinikien, pija, im jeje ilo jimor kajin Palle im Majel. Melele kein kar tobari ekkar non kakien ko an National Park Service. Non am lale consent form eo kar kojerbale in kommane projeek in, jouj im ilok non “about” page eo (elon).
Ne ewor am konan kojerbali melele kein, aikuj wor am melim jen projeej director eo (lale “contact” ilon)
This project, in its pilot phase, was funded by the Historic Preservation Office of the Republic of the Marshall Islands through the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, U.S.A., and directed by Dr. Ron Tanner, of Loyola College-Maryland.
Please note: The contents and opinions of this website do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the U.S.
Department of Interior.
design by Ron Tanner