Mele for the island chain of Papa and Wakea: a response to the Armstrong call, 1860.

He Mele no ka pae aina o Papa ma.

Hoao Papa hanau moku,
I kana kane o Wakea i noho ai,
Hanau o Hoohokukalani,
He Alii,
He kaikamahine na Papa,
Noho ia Manouluae,
Hanau o Waia ke ’lii, o Waia,
O Wailoa, o Kakaihili,
O Kia, o Ole,
O Pupue, o Manaku,
O Nukahakoa, hanau o Luanuu,
O Kahiko, o Kii,
O Ulu, o Nana,
O Waikumailani ke ’lii,
O Kuheleimoana, konohiki wawe na Kaloana,
Hanau o Maui, he hookala-kupua,
He kupua he ’lii o Nana a Maui,
O Lanakaoko, o Kapawa,
O Keliiowaialua,
I hanau i Kukaniloko,
O Wahiawa ka hua,
O Lihue ke ewe,
O Kaala ka piko,
O Kapukapukakea ka aa,
Haule i Nukea,
I Wainakia Aaka i Heleu,
I ka lai malino o Hauola, ke ’lii,
O Kapawa hoi no,
Hoi no iuka ka waihona,
Hoi no i ka pali kapu o na ’lii,
He kiai kalakahi no Kakae,

[This is but one of the many mele submitted to the Hae Hawaii in response to the calls put out by Samuel Chapman Armstrong.]

(Hae Hawaii, 8/8/1860, p. 77)

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Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou.—Helu 19, Aoao 77. Augate 8, 1860.

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The call for information on traditional knowledge, 1860.

ANCIENT MELE.

I want to obtain Mele about the arrival of Papa folks, and perhaps others, and Mele with each individual name, and Mele about the Kaiakahinalii [Great Flood], and Mele showing what the ancient people thought about the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars.

For those who know these Mele, write them down and send them to me. S. C. ARMSTRONG.

Honolulu, July 27, 1860.

[There was a broader request earlier that year. See: No na Mele!]

(Hae Hawaii, 7/25/1860, p. 71)

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Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou.—Helu 17, Aoao 71. Iulai 25, 1860.

The importance of mele, 1860.

Pertaining to Mele!

O PEOPLE THAT KNOW FINE MELE AND the old Mele, I want you all to send those Mele in, and some will be published in the Hae [Ka Hae Hawaii]; and some will be kept; for those things are valuable. The Philomathian Society [?? Ahahui ma na mea naauao]  at Punahou is wanting old Mele to put into their archives to be looked at at a later date. S. C. Armstrong [S. C. Limaikaika].

Editor of the Hae.

(Hae Hawaii, 3/21/1860, p. 203)

No na Mele

Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 4, Ano Hou.—Helu 51, Aoao 203. Maraki 21, 1860.