Mele ownership, 1930.

LET THE TAKING OF OTHER PEOPLE’S MELE BE PUT TO AN END.

Mr. Jonah Kumalae,

Editor of Ke Alakai o Hawaii,

Aloha oe:—

I am Mrs. Kaholopololei, and I am resending to you a copy of these mele, with an explanation for the second time.

That is, do disseminate in the precious KE ALAKAI O HAWAII so that the people who love hula and who take the mele of others and bequeath it to whom they want will know.

Instruct them to stop this taking, for still living today is the one to whom the mele belong.

I and some women members of the Ahahui o na wahine Poola of the town of Honolulu, during the term when Mrs. Apoki Kauhini served as President, and Mrs. Holi Kealohahooniponipo Thornton was secretary of that Association.

Kanekoa was her husband, and Holi Thornton the other’s husband. Continue reading