New missionaries, 1862.

[Found under: “NA MISIONARI HOU.”]

These are the names of the missionaries in the archipelago of Nuuhiva, and where they live.

At Omoa—Rev. J. W. Kaiwi and his wife, Hana Napaeaina [Napaeaena].
At Hanavave—Rev. L. Kuaihelani and his wife, Susana Kapuuhonua. Continue reading


News from the Marquesas, 1861.


In this issue, there is a letter from Rev. J. Kekela speaking of the difficulties of Paulo Kapohaku, at Heteani, pertaining to his house house burning; and the difficulties of Rev. S. Kauwealoha at Hanatekuua, pertaining to the abuse of the pagans [pegana] to the locals there; their belongings were stolen and thereafter they [the pegans] tore down S. Kauwealoha’s house and took all his belongings from within.

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Hawaiians in the Marquesas Islands, 2002.

Our Honolulu

By Bob Krauss

Letters tell of forgotten Hawaiians

HIVA OA, Marquesas Islands—At Atuona, a tattooed Marquesas wearing a “Aranui Crew” tank-top pointed from the cargo deck down the pier and shouted, “Hawaiian.”

We walked over to a medium-sized man beside a pickup loaded with copra andshook hands with James Kekela. He is the descendant and namesake of a Hawaiian missionary to the Marquesas who was honored by President Abraham Lincoln for saving an American sailor from the cannibal pot. Continue reading

Zakaria Hapuku writes from Atuona, Hiva Oa, 1865.

From Z. Hapuku.

Atuona, Hivaoa,
Nov. 25, 1865.

Rev. L. H. Gulick, Aloha oe:—Because the skiff of the haole came to purchase food at our valley, therefore I am placing this letter of Aloha to you, and all the teachers from Hawaii to Kauai, and the churches of God. Continue reading

Kaheleiki trial in California, 1863.


A Hawaiian Indicted in California.—Among the passengers by the Yankee are the Hon. Messrs. John Ii, J. Kapaakea and C. G. Hopkins, who go to San Francisco to attend the trial of a Hawaiian seaman, named Heleiki, indicted for the murder of one Capt. ________ at sea, about the year 1851 or 2. Continue reading

Encouragement by Daniel P. Aumai for more missionaries to come assist him at Abaiang, 1863.

Letter from Abaiang [Apaiana].

Tabonteba, Abaiang,
May 7, 1863.

To Rev. E. W. Clark:—Aloha oe, and Parker Jr., and all the elders of the Church, at Kawaiahao, and all the members. We met once more with the Hoku Ao on the 21st of May, and there is much joy for frequently meeting with us; we are blessed by hearing often the news from Honolulu, and sending news back from here. Continue reading

PCA introduction to their reprint of the previous article, 1862.


Hawaiians in California.—We find in a late Alta an extract from a letter giving a description of a colony of Sandwich Islanders now living at Indian Creek, El Dorado County, California. We frequently hear the taunt from foreigners that these islanders have no religion but sensuality, that they are a race of hypocrites, &c. Let such as are unwilling to credit them with honest intentions in their christian profession, read the following testimony, how Hawaiians live in a foreign country, and in localities where religion and morals are at a discount. Continue reading