Hula graduation [uniki] in Kahakuloa, Maui, 1875.


Mixed-up news. On this 12th of June, there was a feast loudly given for a uniki for the hula uliuli, under the leadership of a youth, William Kamalahea; he is from the land of the Kilioopu wind, and he taught some from this District the hula uliuli, “the draw net of the Lawakua breeze,”* that will snare the hearts of the nation expanding youths, and their respectable thoughts are becoming fragile; therefore I am afraid that the youths of the district will be taken away by the giant powder horn of that expert named above. Because this type of activity was not done before, this is a first, for this is a peaceful valley which thinks much of heavenly righteousness, but now, that valley where I saw respectable people is now overcast by the cloud of hula; therefore I call out to the people of Kahakuloa and other places to be on guard with our five bodily senses, lest the peaceful garden, that being our hearts, be invaded by the enemy; therefore O Youths of my people, do not follow after sin, but be virtuous.

Abenera Kahananui.

Waihee, Maui, June—1875.

*See Olelo Noeau #606 and 2085.

(Kuokoa, 8/14/1875, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIV, Helu 33, Aoao 1. Augate 14, 1875.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s