This also happened, 1894.


On the 4th of July, a Hawaiian flag with a field of six stars was raised. This is the work of the Deputy Sheriff [H. R. Hitchcock] of the Molokai, the island of Hina, Continue reading


Kamehameha V and the 50th year since the arrival of the missionaries, 1870.

Great Jubilee Gift from the King.

It pleases the Chief, the King, to give freely these things below, for the Jubilee Feast to be Celebrated on Wednesday, June 15:

10,000 Pounds of Poi, 20 Pigs, 400 Fish, 8 Sheep, 1 Cow and two carts of greenery for decoration. Continue reading

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