“Most loathsome and indecent publication,” 1883.

[Found under: “THINGS WISE AND OTHERWISE.”]

The Papa Kuhikuhi, or programme, of the hulas published by order of the Coronation Committee consists of twelve pages, printed on one side, and is the most loathsome and indecent publication that has ever been issued from the press of this country. Continue reading

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Sacrifices by Patriots, 1893.

HAWAIIAN PATRIOT.

At the regular meeting of the Hawaiian Patriotic League, on the evening of Monday past. John Hilo [Keoni Hilo] announced before the meeting. He was a mate of the steamer Mokolii of the Wilder Steamship Company [Hui Hooholo Mokuahi o Waila ma]; for almost 10 years or more he worked for that Company. Continue reading

I wonder if this ever happened, and if it did, if the recordings are still around, 1934.

Genuine Hulas to Be Preserved In Series of Motion Pictures

Aid of modern motion pictures and phonographs will be enlisted to preserve the Hawaiian hula as it was danced in Kalakaua’s days, so that burlesque innovations will not cause the dance to degenerate in years to come, it was announced Monday when Akoni Mika, 68-year-old hula master, arrived here from his home at Keaukaha, Hilo. Continue reading

Queen Liliuokalani is arrested: her crime—having aloha for her lahui, 1895.

Mai Wakinekona a Iolani Hale.

Ia’u e nanea ana ma Wakinekona,
Pa-e ana ka leo nahenahe,
Auhea wale ana oe e Kalani,
Ei ae na hauna o ke Aupuni,
Nana e hanu mai pau i ka ikea,
Na mea nui, na mea liilii,
O ka hana ia a Waipa,
Kapena makai o ka Pi Gi,
Eia ko hewa la e Kalani,
No kou aloha i ka lahui,
Na ke kaa pio Hope Ilamuku,
I hii ia Kalani i Halealii,
Hookahi puana kou puuwai,
No ka poe i aloha i ka aina. Continue reading