Old kii found, 1873.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

An Old God Idol.—When a well was being dug [kohi] at Captain Adams’ place in Kalihi, a wooden god idol was found which was 18 inches long. It is an ugly kii, Continue reading

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The discovered kii and A. L. Atkinson, 1899.

AN HAWAIIAN RELIC

A Valuable Idol Recently Discovered in an Ewa Rice Field.

Mr. A. L. Atkinson is now the owner of a valuable Hawaiian relic. In digging in one of the rice fields several days ago in the Ewa district of this Island, an idol was discovered buried in the mud. A picture of it is given above in three phases—the front, the side and the back. It stands a little over five feet high, and is not like any other idol known. Continue reading

Clarice B. Taylor on Koihala, part VI, 1949.

LITTLE TALES

All About Hawaii

By Clarice B. Taylor

KO’IHALA HELPS RAISE THE OHIA LOG

There was an unusual stir and bustle among the men of the Kau district on the day they assembled to lift the great oohia log up over the walls of the new heiau at Makanau upon orders from their chief, Ko’ihala.

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This great log,  hauled with much labor and misery from the forest area on Mauna Loa, was to be carved into the image of Ko’ihala’s protecting god.

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The men assigned to the work were in a very jovial mood. It was the first day they had not grumbled since the early days of the heiau construction. Continue reading

Commemorating Hawaii’s role in WWI, 1919.

THIS IS THE STATUE SCULPTED BY BURNHAM TO COMMEMORATE THE MILITARY SERVICE OF HAWAIIANS IN THE WAR.

In the middle is the commemorative statue for Hawaii’s part it took in the war that was sculpted by the sculptor Roger Noble Burnham. This is that statue that is intended to be placed outside of Kapiolani Park in the area set aside for it by the legislature.

This is the Memorial that Hawaii wanted to stand for all times, something for the people to look upon. On one side of the sculpture is a war leader, and on the other side, a Hawaiian girl. Beneath this is a soldier on one side and a sailor on the other side.

(Kuokoa, 5/16/1919, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 20, Aoao 1. Mei 16, 1919.

Robert Moffitt, collector of “curiosities”, 1863.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

Stone Image [Akua Kii] of the olden days.—We have recently seen a stone image of a stone god of Hawaii nei, from ancient times. It is said that it is one of the famous kupua of Manoa. It is three feet tall, and has a lei around its neck; it is finely carved, and its appearance is similar to that of Hawaiians. It was taken however to Kahuku by R. Moffitt, Esq. [R. Mofita Esq.], perhaps as a companion to the kii that is at his place, whose name is Kioi. For that gentleman has a liking for curiosities [mea kupanaha].

[Might anyone know what became of this collection?]

(Kuokoa, 5/2/1863, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 18, Aoao 2. Mei 2, 1863.