Mele by Kaahumanu, 1927.

AN OLD MELE

This is the response from Kaahumanu when Namahana, her mother, told the alii that men were easy to get.

Kaahumanu was saddened when Kamehameha was taken by Kaheiheimalie, her younger sister, and she responded to her mother this way:

O ke kane ka mea aloha
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Paele was said to have jumped off Iliilikaa Cliff in Kalaupapa, 1892.

NEWS FROMĀ  KALAWAO.

We received letters from the colony of Kalawao, island of Molokai, telling of some news from there.

MAN JUMPED OFF CLIFF.

On the 6th of this month, the Superintendent [Luna Nui] of the Colony of Kalawao received news that a man named Paele jumped off the cliff on the previous 5th. This man went to cut firewood on the Iliilikaa Cliff at Kalaupapa on the 5th of this month. And the people of the house were puzzled that he did not return that night. The following day, his dead body was found at the base of the Iliilikaa Cliff by Kaluna and Kawahauila, Continue reading