Strangling Hands, 1897.

NA LIMA KAKAUHA MALUNA O KA PUA-I O KEKAHI LAHUI.

[This article is taken from the famed “Strangling Hands upon a Nation’s Throat” article by Miriam Michelson, which appears in the San Francisco Call, 9/30/1897, pp. 1–3. The introductory paragraphs go:] Continue reading

Praying with patience, 1893.

ON BENDED KNEE.

During these days of turmoil of thought and perplexity of life, we have but one sanctuary that we remind our fellow citizens of, where they can receive solace and put an end to the burdens of sadness and grief, Continue reading

Blind no more, 1894.

THE TIME IS OVER WHEN HAWAIIAN PEOPLE ARE BLINDED.

In 1820, the missionaries came to Hawaii nei and taught the good of God and they instructed—do not accumulate wealth on earth or it will be destroyed by bugs and by rot, but instead accumulate your wealth in heaven, where thieves cannot steal it; therefore, look to the heavens, there is God.

It is a true, this lahui heeded the teachings of the missionaries from Boston, and their voices became something important to this lahui for 66 years without dissent. Continue reading

Still waiting patiently 125 years later, 1894 / 2019.

BE STEADFAST WITH PATIENCE.

We are optimistic and are evermore encouraging us all to be steadfast with patience, being that your Leaders are constantly working.

They have not retreated from their search, their consideration, and their pursuit of a way to gain pono for us, as we have reported to you, saying that there are many avenues by which to search for pono for the Hawaiian Lahui from the other Powerful Nations who are on friendly terms with Hawaii nei because of the treaties. Continue reading

The day will come…, 1893.

ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT

To all beloved makaainana of the alii, Queen Liliuokalani, let it be known to all of you. The state of the Nation at this time, is under the administration of the provisional government by the reformist party [aoao hoomaemae], and military law is proclaimed by the new ministers of the provisional Government, that is: Continue reading