Changing values and the sad end to Kahaulelio’s Fishing Traditions, 1902.

With the death of David Kaukaha Kanewanui (Kamehameha class of ’94), editor of the Kuokoa and great advocate of traditions, and the rise of the young inexperienced editor, David Laanui A-i (Kamehameha class of ’93), the treatise on traditional fishing techniques by Daniela Kahaulelio was found no longer important. It came to an abrupt end without being completed. This short blurb was all that I could find explaining its demise.

 Mamuli o ka nui o na mea hou, ua waihoia kekahi mau moolelo kumau a o na mea hou ka i okomoia aku ma ko lakou wahi.

Because of the great amount of news, several regular moolelo were put aside, and replaced with other new material.

[See more here from Nanea Armstrong-Wassel. See more here as well from a previous post on Kahaulelio’s fishing treatise.]

(Kuokoa, 7/11/1902, p. 6)

Mamuli o ka nui o na mea hou...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 28, Aoao 6. Iulai 11, 1902.