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kraemer : die samoa-inseln, 1902 
Dr. Augustine Kraemer : Die Samoa-Inseln, 1902.

Extract from
Kraemer, Dr. Augustin: Die Samoa-Inseln
Entwurf einer Monographie mit besonderer Berucksichtigung Deutsch-Samoas.
E. Schweizerbart Verlagsbuchhandlung (E. Nagele), Stuttgart, 1902. Two volumes.

(The Samoa Islands - Draft monograph with special reference to German-Samoa.)


Introduction.
Unfortunately the text of Die Samoa-Inseln is in German, which I am unable to read.
The title translates as The Samoa Islands - Draft monograph with special reference to German-Samoa.

However, it does include one photograph of surf riding in Samoa on page 401:
No. 43 Das Wellenengleitspiel (Fa'ase'e).
The German roughly translates as "wave play", the term in parentheses presumsably the Samoa name.
The image shows a large number of participants, some of whom have short body boards.

abebooks.com:
"The second volume begins with an overview of European voyages to Samoa and the scientific work undertaken as part of those voyages. This is followed by a 80-page chapter on Samoan anthropology and sociology. The largest part however is given to a study of all aspects of Samoan life, including medicine, gardening and cooking, fishing, the trades of the men (incl. carving and house building), ornaments and clothing (incl. 15 pages on tapa cloth), games, dance, music and warfare. This followed by two chapters on fauna and flora and a 6-page bibliography.''

wikipedia.org:
"Augustin Kraemer or Krämer (18651941) was a German naturalist and ethnographer.
Augustin Kraemer was a ships doctor who worked in the Polynesia in 189395 and 189799.

He wrote the Palau sections of Georg Thilenius five-volume ethnographic documentation of the Hamburg Südsee Expedition, which sailed through Micronesia to record the island peoples and their way of life during the early 1900s (Palau, Ergebnissse der Südsee-Expedition, herausgegeben von Dr G. Thilenius 1926, Hamburg). His second voyage is described in Hawaii, Ostmikronesien und Samoa. Meine zweite Südseereise (18971899) zum Studium der Atolle und ihrer Bewohner published in Stuttgart by Strecker & Schröder, 1906."


Pages 242, 330 and 441 (index reference)

"Fa'ase'e" in German text.

Page 401



No. 43 Das Wellenengleitspiel (Fa'ase'e) - cropped.

Kremer, Dr. Augustin: Die Samoa-Inseln
Entwurf einer Monographie mit besonderer Berucksichtigung Deutsch-Samoas.
E. Schweizerbart Verlagsbuchhandlung (E. Nagele), Stuttgart, 1902. Two volumes.

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Samoan Material Culture
Games

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Games

Common to east and west. Of seven games tabulated by Linton (19, p. 453), the surfboard and dart throwing are given as common to both areas. Though dart throwing is given merely as present in Samoa and important in some of the eastern localities, the association of the game in Samoa with historical events and oft quoted sayings used by orators shows that it was equally important in the west. The use of the throwing cord with forms of dart throwing has been remarked.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Linton#Work
Between 1925 and 1927, Linton undertook an extensive collecting trip to Madagascar for the field museum, exploring the western end of the Austronesian diaspora after having studied the eastern end of this culture in the Marquesas. He did his own fieldwork there as well, and the book that resulted, The Tanala: A Hill Tribe of Madagascar (1933), was the most detailed ethnography he would publish.
Edward Treager
Author: Treager, Edward, 1846-1931.
Title: The Maori-Polynesian comparative dictionary / by Edward Treager ...
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z., Lyon and Blair, 1891.
Kramer, Samoa Islands, fa'ase'e or se'egalu