Death of Abela Kekamakahi in Coloma, California, 1860.

Death in California.

O Hae Hawaii:—Aloha oe:

A friend of ours has died on the 1st of Mei, 1860; that is Abela Kekamakahi, someone loved by everyone.

This is why he died; he had a distended stomach [opu ohao], which he had for four months. He was treated by a haole man, and received comfort, thereafter he relapsed, and a Hawaiian kahuna appeared named Keahilele, and with his treatment, his body received no comfort. Continue reading

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Law establishing board to certify medical kahuna, 1868.

HE KANAWAI

E HOONOHO AI I PAPA OLA HAWAII.

NO KA MEA, ua ikeia ka hemahema o na Apana kuaaina o keia Aupuni no na Kahuna Lapaau ole;

A NO KA MEA, ua nui na popilikia o ka lahui Hawaii no ka malama pono ole ia na Kahuna Lapaau maoli.

A NO KA MEA HOI, ua manaoia he mea kupono ka ae ana i na Kahuna Lapaau maoli. NOLAILA: Continue reading

Kahuna lapaau, 1869.

Hawaiian Medicinal Kahuna.—Yesterday the Hawaiian  Board of Health [Papa Ola Hawaii] convened to interview Hawaiian kahuna. There were many kahuna who arrived, perhaps two hundred. It is not known how many were approved.

(Au Okoa, 2/18/1869, p. 2)

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Ke Au Okoa, Buke IV, Helu 44, Aoao 2. Feberuari 18, 1869.

Kalaipahoa, and “Hawaiian Art,” 1941.

HAWAII’S WOODEN GODS GOOD POLYNESIAN ART

Huc M. Luquiens Appreciates Carved and Feathered Deities of Ferocious Mien and Lost Symbolism

By LORIN TARR GILL

“If we were forced to choose a single specimen to represent the characteristic art of Polynesia, it might well be one of the extraordinary wooden gods of Hawaii,” Huc Luquiens, assistant professor of art at the University of Hawaii, asserts in his paper on “Hawaiian Art,” soon to be published by the Bishop museum. Continue reading