Hawaiians come to Hawaii for the first time, 1940.

Hawaiian Malihini.

The picture above is a picture of a Hawaiian family who came to Hawaii as malihini to this land. They are Hawaiians by skin, but they are newcomers to the land. This is the first time they are seeing in person the land of their parents and kupuna. Arrived by the Aorangi was Mrs. Antone Pai, who was born in San Francisco, and her children who were born in Portland, Oregon. In the front line is Robert, 3; Sylvia, 6, and Antone Jr., 4. In the middle line is Katherine, 9; Antoinette, 8; and Helena, 11. In the back is Mrs. Pai and her brother, Francis Sylvia, who was born in Seattle.

Hawaiians Visiting Hawaii

Question: When is a Hawaiian called a malihini?

Answer: When they have not seen Hawaii before.

These are two generations of Hawaiians that saw Hawaii for the first time when they arrived in Honolulu last week on the Steamer Aorangi from Vancouver. Neither Mrs. Pai nor her children had seen Hawaii before, nor had her brother, Francis Sylvia, 22, who arrived with this family. All of them were born in America to Hawaiian families.

“It is just so beautiful,” according to Mrs. Pai as her voice choked up.

“You see that everything is green,” said one of her children. Continue reading

Maika, the half Indian, half Hawaiian, 1892–1893.

THE REMARKABLE ENTERTAINMENT

—ABOUT—

MAIKA

THE BOY THAT WAS

Half Indian and

Half Hawaiian.

THE FIRST MAN TO SHOOT THE BEAR GOD GREATLY FEARED BY THE INDIANS—AS WELL AS THE TERROR OF THE WHITE SKINS–AND THE MASSACRE OF THE THEATRICAL GROUP OF LEE.

When the first brown skins were first contracted on Whaling ships, a man named Akamai boarded and their ship left for the Arctic [Atika] where that kind of huge fish lives to this day, that being the Whale [Kohola].

When their ship was let go in fair winds, and in the middle of the night, while everyone was enjoying their sleep, there was one of them awake then, that being the man who was bent over the oar of that ark of theirs.

While he was crouched over the oar of their ark, that little ship of theirs came upon a storm, and all the gear was blown away by the wind and the masts were snapped and the oars were broken; and because of this storm they ran into, they couldn’t do a thing; all they could do was to sit calmly looking out for land or a ship to save their lives.

While they waited for their end, and when the rays of the sun burst forth, their souls were gladdened to see that they had landed on land; they jumped off to land, and wandered about here and there, and as they wandered around…

[And so begins the amazing story of the hapa Ilikini, hapa Hawaii, named Maika. It runs in the newspaper Leo o ka Lahui (a daily, Mondays to Fridays) from 11/21/1892, and the last installment is found on 6/12/1893.]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 11/21/1892, p. 1)

HE NANEA KAMAHAO NO MAIKA

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 586, Aoao 1. Novemaba 21, 1892.

Vote John K. Naiwi, 1922.

JOHN K. NAIWI

A Hawaiian youth to be chosen by the makaainana as a Representative in the Fifth District, in the Republican Party [Aoao Repubalika]. Make him your obedient servant [kauwa hoolohe], for the benefit and the progress of the land.

(Kuokoa, 9/28/1922, p. 3)

JOHN K. NAIWI

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 39, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 28, 1922.