John Papa Ii speaks of his aunty, Kaneiakama, 1869.

[Found under: “HUNAHUNA MOOLELO HAWAII.”]

And perhaps because of the skill of Kaneiakama at composing mele, that the chiefess [Kaahumanu] had a liking for her, and maybe that is why that land [Waianae] went to the two of them [Kaneiakama and her husband, Paakonia].

[John Papa Ii’s columns on the history of Hawaii ran in the Kuokoa from 1866 through 1870. For more on Kaneiakama see more from this date, and in English, see “Fragments of Hawaiian History,” translated by Mary Kawena Pukui, and published by Bishop Museum Press.]

(Kuokoa, 7/17/1869, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 29, Aoao 1. Iulai 17, 1869.

 

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Kaahumanu’s Pillow

(COMPOSED BY  KANEIAKAMA W.)

Because of the spread of the news of the skill of Kaneiakama at composing mele, Kaahumanu sent a messenger before her saying to compose a mele for the Pillow of the alii, Continue reading