Kuakala of Molokai was a kahuna lapaau, 1871.

A Procession to Worship.—On the first of this Nov, that was a Wednesday. When I appeared outside of my home, I saw a great procession of horses towards the west. There were people on the horses dressed similarly in white. I contemplated the reason for this procession; but I did not figure out its purpose; at that time, I questioned someone sitting outside of my yard. What is this great procession of horses travelling? And what is its purpose? He answered, some are from Kaunakakai, and some are from the uplands of Kalae. All of them are sick, but they are going to ease their pain at the rising of the Sun. I asked him further, Who is their medical kahuna? he continued, It is Kuakala from the uplands of Waialala; I immediately thought to write about this news. However, my mother told me that should those people be complained about to the chief of police, they will be arrested. But I paid no heed to her words, I began immediately to write of this news. This type of worship is very similar to the time of Kaona in Hawaii. Therefore, I beseech the servants [lima lawelawe] of the government to extinguish this foolish activity. And to you folks who are participating in this never-ending activity. Look toward Jesus Christ to be saved.

N. K. Haole.

[This must surely be the same Kuakala who cared for and worshiped Kanehoalani.]

(Kuokoa, 12/2/1871, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke X, Helu 48, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 2, 1871.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s