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Tonga (Western) Samoa
First posted on May 5th 2002, last revised on October 24th 2010





The Tripartite Convention 1899 (Britain, Germany, U.S.A.) allocated Tonga and Niue to Britain, while Samoa was partitioned by Germany (Western Samoa) and the U.S.A. (American Samoa). The U.S.A. received the smaller, but strategically more important part, as American Samoa contained the port of Tutuila.
Self-government formally was introduced in 1967. American Samoa continues to be U.S. territory.
Timeline : American Samoa
Historical Atlas, Samoa Page

Student Papers : Lee, Yeonhwa, Samoa 1899 as portrayed in "Punch"






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DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles from Wikipedia; from CIA World Factbook, American Samoa
from Index Mundi
Jane's New Caledonia Home Page
Links General from New Caledonia, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of American Samoa, from Wikipedia
Organizations Pacific History Association
Pacific Islands Museums and Cultural Institutions Association (PIMA)
Pacific Islands Study Circle (Philately)
American Samoa Historic Preservation Office
Historical Dictionaries Archaeopedia New Zealand
Timelines
Accounts of History Article : History of American Samoa, from Wikipedia
History of American Samoa, from US Census Bureau
Politics Political Resources on the Web : American Samoa; Governments on the WWW : American Samoa; Article Politics of American Samoa, from Wikipedia
Economy & Finances Article Economy of American Samoa, from Wikipedia
Social History Article : American Samoa, from Education Encyclopedia
Ethnography Languages of American Samoa (2), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : American Samoa
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : American Samoa, from Kirken i Norge
Local History
Institutions
Biographies Pacific Islander Biography, database maintained at ANU
Others Oceania Ecoregion, from WWF

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : American Samoa by Ben Cahoon
Lists of Bishops Article : Roman Catholic Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago from Wikipedia
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : American Samoa, from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer
Documents Historical Newspapers Search Papers Past (New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1920)
Historic Australian Newspapers 1803-1954
Life Magazine 1936-1972, GB, 62 entries for American Samoa
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates, from Francoplaque; from License Plates of the World
Images of American Samoa, from Pacific Picture Agency
Airline Timetable Images : American Samoa
Archival Deposits
Constitutions, Laws
Document Collections
Historical Maps American Samoa Maps, from Perry Castaneda Map Collection, UTexas
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Samoa, from EB 1911
Religious Article Samoa, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1912 edition
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Historical
Parliamentary Debates
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries American Samoa Historic Preservation Office
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW
Territorial Anthem, from David's National Anthem Reference Page

PRINTED REFERENCE
Bibliographies RHS Bibliography
List of Books on Samoan history, from samoa.co.uk
Samoan Sensation, Samoan Free Online Bibliography
Samoan Archaeology Bibliography, UOregon
Center for Pacific Island Studies : Samoa : A Selected Bibliography, MANOA
American Samoa Historic Preservation Office, Bibliography
Tennessee Archaeology Net : Bibliographies for Anthropological Research : Australia and Oceania
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
Online Journals On Oceania Journal of the Polynesian Society 1892-1991
Pacific Studies, IA
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 1979-
Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes, 1945-2009 online
The Contemporary Pacific 2000-2013
On Mission Mission Periodicals Online, from Yale Univ. Library
Magazin für die neueste Geschichte der evangelischen Missions- und Bibelgesellschaften 1818, 1820, 1824, 1827, 1831, 1832, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1841, 1850, 1853, 1867 GB; 1818-1856 from Yale Univ. Library
Church Missionary Society (London), Missionary Register, GB; search for Tonga, Friendly Islands vol.11 1823, vol.12 1824, vol.14 1826, vol.16 1828, vol.17 1829, vol.20 1832, vol.30 1842, vol.36 1848, vol.38 1850
London Missionary Society, The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1860, 1862, 1864-I, IA; 1848-1866 at Yale Univ. Library (full view)
Annales de la propagation de la foi 1834-1933, Gallica
Historiography Article : Pacific Islands Historiography, by K.R. Howe, pp.685-687, in vol.2 of A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, NY 1998 [G]
General Accounts On Oceania Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.25, pp.297-299 Article Pacific Islands : Samoa. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.25
On American Samoa
Historical Dictionaries Robert D. Craig and Franklin P. King, Historical Dictionary of Oceania, Westport CT : Greenwood 1981 [G]
Historical Atlas Colin McEvedy, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific, London : Penguin 1998, 120 pp. [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]