J. H. Kanepuu plans to publish a book filled with genealogies of the people, 1881.

A PLEA.

I want to publish and distribute a book of Hawaiian Moolelo [Buke Moolelo Hawaii] for all the people of this lahui; and my great desire is for the questions below to be answered, so that the book can be filled with all of the genealogies [mookuauhau].

What is your name? What is your land and island? Who is your father? Who is your mother? Who are your ancestors? {separate them by the father’s and the mother’s.] In what line are you related? [If you do not have this information, tell as much as you know.] How many of you were born?

Send all of this to J. H. Kanepuu, at Iwilei, Honolulu, Oahu.

[Wow!!! And this coincidentally reminds me of a book just out by Noenoe K. Silva that speaks of the importance of the Hawaiian-language newspapers: “The Power of the Steel-Tipped Pen.”]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 2/5/1881, p. 3)

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Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke IV, Helu 6, Aoao 3. Feberuari 5, 1881.

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