On Aloha Aina, 1893.

“Breathes there a man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own my native land.”

Many of those who support honestly the present state of affairs, have done so in the full hope and belief, that thereby the flag of their country—the Stars and Stripes—will float over the land in perpetuity. Not a single Hawaiian, however, even those few whose signatures to annexation petitions (not 200 in number and mostly convicts.) have been bought or forced by necessity from them, desires to see any foreign flag replace his own. Continue reading

Liliuokalani’s horse riding association, 1892.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

A Summons—All the members of the Liliuokalani Horse Riding Association and Carriage Riding Association are invited. To gather at Iolani Palace, on the Palace Grounds, at 1 p. m. on the 4th of February. Heed this call.

By the orders of the President of the Association.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 2/3/1892, p. 3)

He Leo Poloai

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 382, Aoao 3. Feberuari 3, 1892.


“The Value of Hawaiʻi 2,” 2014 and beyond.

The last post reminded me of this newly released must read, The Value of Hawaiʻi 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions, edited by Aiko Yamashiro and Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua. This is a book of essays all of us should sit down with, and let it allow us to ask of ourselves now what we think is important for our island community and what it is we want to leave behind for the future and what then we must do in order to achieve this…

How can more of us protect and create waiwai, value, for coming generations?

Culturally-rich education. Holistic health systems. Organic farming and aquaculture. Creative and conscious urban development. Caring for one another across difference. Telling our stories.

Continuing the conversation of The Value of Hawai‘i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future, this new collection offers passionate and poignant visions for our shared futures in these islands. The fresh voices gathered in this book share their inspiring work and ideas for creating value, addressing a wide range of topics: community health, agriculture, public education, local business, energy, gender, rural lifestyles, sacred community, activism, storytelling, mo‘olelo, migration, voyaging, visual art, music, and the ‘āina we continue to love and mālama. By exploring connections to those who have come before and those who will follow after, the contributors to this volume recenter Hawai‘i in our watery Pacific world. Their autobiographical essays will inspire readers to live consciously and lead as island people.

Essay contributors: Jeffrey Tangonan Acido, Kamana Beamer, Makena Coffman, Sean Connelly, Elise Leimomi Dela Cruz-Talbert, Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, Consuelo Agarpao Gouveia, Tina Grandinetti, John “Prime” Hina, Sania Fa‘amaile Betty P. Ickes, Bonnie Kahapea-Tanner, Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, Kainani Kahaunaele, Hi‘ilei Kawelo, Keone Kealoha, Dawn Mahi, Ryan Oishi, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Eri Oura, Mark Kawika Patterson, Hawane Rios, Cheryse Julitta Kauikeolani Sana, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Lyz Soto, Cade Watanabe, Aiko Yamashiro, Matt N. Yamashita, and Aubrey Morgan Yee.


The Value of Hawaiʻi 2

The Value of Hawaiʻi 2

Winona Kapuailohia Desha Beamer, 1943.

[Found under: “News From Boys, Girls Kamehameha Schools”]

By Pilialoha Hopkins

Miss Winona Kapuailohia Desha Beamer, a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools for Girls, class of ’41, returned from Barnard college, New York.

While she was there Winona was studying in the fields of ethnology and anthropology.

Because of health condition Miss Beamer will remain in the islands for some time. She hopes to continue her study after the war.

While a student at Kamehameha, Winona was engaged in various activities some being, class president, a member of Hui Kumolipo [Kumulipo], a piano and organ pupil, a member of the choir, silver and gold pin student, and was awarded upon graduation a scholarship to Colorado Women’s college. While in school she also won the Clarke-English award and was interested a great deal in relationship and study of the early Hawaiians and Polynesians.

Winona is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pono Beamer of Waikiki, Oahu. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carl Beamer of Hilo, Hawaii.

At present, Winona has two brothers Francis and Cleighton and a sister Flora attending Kamehameha. Also at Kam she has four cousins, Milton, Edwin, and Helen Beamer, and Helen Walker.

[This was a regular column on the happenings at Kamehameha Schools in the Hoku o Hawaii, and the articles were composed by the students, sometimes in English, and sometimes in Hawaiian.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/14/1943, p. 2)

By Pilialoha Hopkins

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVII, Number 51, Aoao 2. Apelila 14, 1943.

Construction of the Bishop Museum, 1889.


The Kinau brought this morning two slabs from a heathen temple or heiau at Kapoho, Puna, Hawaii. They are to be placed in the Bishop Museum now in course of erection at the Kamehameha school grounds. Some of the stones in this same temple had a mark of a cross on them, supposed to have been made by the Spaniards when voyaging to these islands years and years ago.

(Daily Bulletin, 5/29/1889, p. 3)


The Daily Bulletin, Volume XIV, Number 2262, Page 3. May 29, 1889.

Queen’s Hospital trustees and the Bishop Museum, 1886.


 A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Queen’s Hospital was held this morning in the Chamber of Commerce room. The object of the meeting was to consider the advisableness and feasibility of transferring the antiquities and curios left to the Hospital by the will of the late Queen Emma to the Hon. Chas. R. Bishop, who is about to open a national museum. Mr. Kunuiakea, one of the heirs of the Queen Emma estate and part claimant of the curios, consents to give his interest in them to Mr. Bishop for the purpose mentioned, on the condition that the Queen’s Hospital also give their interest. It having been the wish of the late Queen Emma to have a national museum in Honolulu, and such wish having been specified in her will (signed but not witnessed), the Trustees of the Queen’s Hospital have decided to deed to Mr. C. R. Bishop all the curios and antiquities left them by the will of the deceased queen, on the condition that all the ancient relics left by the late High Chiefess Pauahi Bishop, be also given to the museum.

(Daily Herald, 9/16/1886, p. 3)


The Daily Bulletin, Volume IX, Number 1432, Page 3. September 15, 1886.

Beginnings of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 1886.

Museum of Antiquities.

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Queen’s Hospital was held yesterday. It was called to consider the question of conveying the Hawaiian antiquities and curios, devised to the Trustees by the will of the late Queen Emma, to the Hon. C. R. Bishop for a projected public museum. Mr. Bishop had sometime ago formed the purpose of founding a museum of Hawaiian antiquities, with the collection of his late consort, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, as the nucleus. Continue reading