Five hula schools in Heeia, 1876.

[Found under: “NA ANOAI.”]

Hula in Heeia.—There are five Hawaiian hula schools [pa hula Hawaii] here in this area under the leadership of five teachers, whose names are: Iopa from Iolekaa; Ioane Kaaiai from Ho-i; Laeula from Kealohi; Kanuku at the house of Kalei at Kikiwelawela, the teacher is from Manoa; at the house of Kaili is under the responsibility of C. Barenaba; within these hula schools, there are some school children, and the puzzling thing is that the parents put much effort into supplying their children to go to hula, and leave them unprepared with school supplies; they dance continuously all night, without skipping a night; the hula of these teachers begins in the evening until late night; if the student does something wrong, the payment is a pig’s head, and the rest of the students, an awa root each, and that is regularly done.

J. W. P. Kahoaiai

(Lahui Hawaii, 7/27/1876, p. 3)


Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke II, Helu 31, Aoao 3. Iulai 27, 1876.

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