So many Hawaiians living in California! 1863.

Hawaiians in California.

O Kamaaina of my dear land of birth; Aloha oukou:—I was just in California, and came back. I had much interaction with Hawaiians living there, and I saw most of them who are living in that large land; and by asking, I obtained the names of some who I have not seen. You maybe want me to tell you those who I came across there? You all answer, “Yes, that is a good thing indeed; we will find there brethren that were lost to us, who we mistakenly thought were dead; come to find out they are living in California.”

Yes, I will tell you, and I will also where they live; so that you all can write to them. Look carefully at the names of the places below, and that is what to write outside of the letter so that it goes straight; and one more thing, affix a Postage Stamp (Poo Leta), of five cents price.

The majority of Hawaiians in California move from place to place, and do not settle in one place, therefore accuracy of the list of names stated below is not certain, because some people may have moved away at this time.

There is one more thing before I stop. With the grace of the Lord, I intend to return to California next week, to carry on the word of God amongst the Indians and the Hawaiians in that land, and I ask of you, all of your brethren of this archipelago, pray hard to God that he makes he work progress among the kamaaina and malihini who live in California.

With much aloha,

Gulick Jr. [Kulika Opio].

Honolulu, September 2, 1863.

Here below is the List of Names and the names of the places where they live.

Hawaiians in Jacksonville, Oregon.

J. Pakua, M. Kumukahi, M. Kaauwaeaina, C. B. Kahoinea, S. S. Kanakanui, B. B. Makakoa, Moses Kaikiolani, F. Kalua, from Puna, H.; C. W. Kalua, from Maui; L. E. Kalua, from Kona, H.; H. Kamahiai, H. Kalawaianui, N. Inuawa, W. B. Kanaina, L. Kahanapule, J. I. Kamaka, J. Waihoikaeha, J. Kapapaulu, R. Kaenaena, J. S. Kaukalei, J. Kekoa, of Lehue, H.; George Bunker, John Kaalehua, T. Kaohimaunu, J. Alapai, Daniel Mason, J. Kaholomoku son. F. Nnawahineelu, D. Keliikuhi, G. Maio, J. Kilua, Hale, Mary Lumahai (f.), A. Akahiakalohelani (f.), M. Kamakahiki (f.), J. Haiekawali (f.), Kaililauahea (f.)

At Yankee Hill, Butte Co., California.

John Poepoe, N. Kawa, H. Hulu, J. Naiwiha, J. Kaluhi, J. Keala, J. Waelehonua, J. Kapapaku, T. B. Kuha.

At Cherokee Flat, Butte Co., California.

J. Kapu, from Makawao, M.; M. Manuike (f.), S. Kaawa, Bill Kekoe, J. Keheana, G. P. Maikai, from Lahaina, M.; J. Kahohuli, H. R. Nalau, W. D. Paniani, J. B. Makanue, J. I. Naai, J. Kahanui.

At Marysville, California.

Freman Kuaiwahia, Holokahiki, Robinson Pika.

At Fremont, Yolo Co., California.

T. B. Kamipele, from Kona, H.; Hikiau, J. B. Kahomana.

At Sacramento, California.

R. H. Nahoa, Pomaikai, Panai, Davida, Kimo, Kaio,J. Kahakawila. Some of them are young men.

At Maxwell’s Creek, Mariposa Co., California.

J. H. Wahinealoha, J. A. Leimakani, James Mukoi, J. V. Nika, C. Hana, Kaalawa, Kapo, James Ma, Kuluwailehua, Kuaiwa, Keahileleakamaile, W. H. Kalili, Pikole, Hoomani, Kahawai, from Puna, H.; J. Kanahelewai, from Kaanapali, M.; Kaukunui, Makuaikai, from Lahaina, M.; S. T. Haikoi, from Koloa, K.; J. H. Nahua, from Honolulu; Nakookoo, from Kona, H.; J. Kahue, from Lahaina; Kawaauhau, from Honolulu; Kika, Kamakaua, from Tahiti; H. Kailikole, fromWaialua, O.; A. Kaikihana, from Lahaina; Charles Aarona, from Molokai.

At Salmon Falls, El Dorado Co., California.

M. Nahola, from Lahaina; J. M. Kake, from Lahaina; J. Kekaula, from Lahaina; J. A. Kau, from Kaanapali, M.; D. A. Kahakawila, from Lahaina; A. S. Kamakapu, from Hana, M.; Mary Waihinano (f.), from Honolulu; B. Kaauamo, from Honolulu; A. Kealia, from Honolulu; Harieta Kulailua (f.), from Honolulu; A. Mapuawai, from Manoa, O.; T. Kauhola, from Honolulu; J. G. Kaaiahua, from Puna, H.; A. E. Mahuka, from Kohala, H.; E. Kualawa, from Molokai; G. Keaho, from Kohala, H.

At Irish Creek, Coloma, El Dorado Co., California.

L. H. Kapuaa, from Kaanapali, Maui.

At California, there are people who I obtained names for, but I did not learn for sure the town they live in. Therefore, I will just state their names.

Napaka, Mulihele, Moluhi, Ioane Pulu, Ioane Kona, Nahaleloulu (f.), Waipula, J. Nailima, Kulemoa, Kaanaana (f.), Mose Kekaao, Kiwai, Elia Waikane, Keaka, Alapai, and Kalaau.

(Kuokoa, 9/12/1863, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 37, Aoao 4. Sepatemaba 12, 1863.

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1 thought on “So many Hawaiians living in California! 1863.

  1. Don’t miss Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana – he writes glowingly of Hawaiians “the most interesting, intelligent & kind hearted people that I ever fell in with”. A whole chapeter on “Sandwich Islanders” but they also appear elsewhere. He decries the failure of haoles to use their real names – so the use of real names in this article is so impt – thanks for posting

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