Hula in California, 1862.



Speaking of Melodeons reminds me of the Kanaka Troupe, or Hawaiian Dancers. Have they visited your quiet town yet? [Yes, and got nothing—Eds.] If not, let me prepare your home readers for a surprise! Not at the agility or gracefulness of the Kanakas, but on the contrary at their disgusting exhibition. The proprietor returned last week from  a trip through Southern mines, where he met with great success–in humbugging the people. In one or two places, I learn the boys demanded their money at the close of the exhibition. They got it too.

(Placer Herald, 6/7/1862, p. 2)


The Placer Herald, Volume 10, Number 40, Page 2. June 7, 1862, p. 2


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