For all of you hula people, 1865.

[Found under: “Na mea hou o Maui Hikina.”]

The Ku-i.

All the people are doing it, just as they are totally caught up in drinking [fermented] sweet potato, so too are they engrossed in the ku-i. This activity began at Muolea by Kapu, and it was his students who spread it all over here in East Maui. If there is a party in Kipahulu, the people from Koolau and from Hana come; if it is in Hana, people from Kipahulu and from Koolau come, and so forth. Their husbands, wives, sons and daughters are taught. This is perhaps very similar to the hula olapa in the olden days, and they are done believing it will ward off pain, but here in Hana, it is done like hula, the famous hula as well as some hula that they composed themselves, and that is what they are constantly doing. Those are my gifts to you. [That being the reporting of this story as well as the other stories that preceded it.] With thanks.

J. K. Pilipo.

Hana, East Maui, Nov. 21, 1865.

(Kuokoa, 12/9/1865, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 49, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 9, 1865.

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