Posted: March 11, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
How did the ancient Hawaiians celebrate the marriage of a high-born maiden? By celebrating non-stop for four days and nights.
In the celebration, guests indulged in pork, cooked puppies, poi, awa (kava), and sugar cane. The drum man beats on his two drums, made of hollowed sections of coconut trees, and would shout “Hoao na lii e!” (The chiefs are married!). Guests played sports–surfing, racing, arrow shooting, dancing, swimming, discus throwing, and wrestling.
Read more about the traditional native Hawaiian wedding in “Before the White Man Came.”
Posted: March 10, 2014 Filed under: Uncategorized
In 1890, an American reporter visited King Kalakaua in his country home in Hanalei, Kauai. When the reporter knocked on the door, a woman answered the door and turned out to be Queen Kapiolani. Introducing himself/herself as an American tourist, the reporter described Kalakaua:
“He is of portly, commanding form, with an intelligent, honest face, on which he wore a mustache and whiskers, and which lighted up with a cordial smile as he greeted me.”
Read more about the reporter’s meeting with the king and queen of Hawaii in “King Kalakaua.”
Posted: March 9, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
Because of Hawaii’s location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the United States established a strong military presence there. In the first decade of the 1900s, the United States built infantry and naval bases including Fort Shafter (1907), Schofield Barracks (1908), and Fort Ruger (1909).
With the increase in military personnel in Hawaii, from 1916 to 1917, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin ran the “Army & Navy” section about twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays). The section would include local, national, and international military news and columns reporting base news (“Fort Shafter Notes” and “DeRussey Notes”).
Army & Navy Pages
Honolulu star-bulletin., January 22, 1916, 3:30 Edition, Page SIXTEEN, Image 16
Honolulu star-bulletin., May 08, 1916, 3:30 Edition, Page EIGHT, Image 8
Honolulu star-bulletin., September 07, 1916, 3:30 Edition, Page EIGHT, Image 8
Honolulu star-bulletin., September 09, 1916, 3:30 Edition, Page TWENTY ONE, Image 21
Honolulu star-bulletin., September 23, 1916, 3:30 Edition, Page SEVEN, Image 7
Honolulu star-bulletin., October 07, 1916, 3:30 Edition, Page SEVENTEEN, Image 17
Honolulu star-bulletin., October 05, 1916, 3:30 Edition, Page FIVE, Image 5
Honolulu star-bulletin., October 17, 1916, 2:30 Edition, Image 6
Honolulu star-bulletin., December 30, 1916, 3:30 Edition, Page SIXTEEN, Image 16
Honolulu star-bulletin., January 04, 1917, 2:30 Edition, Page FOUR, Image 4
Honolulu star-bulletin., May 12, 1917, 3:30 Edition, Page SEVEN, Image 7
Honolulu star-bulletin., May 26, 1917, 3:30 Edition, Page EIGHT, Image 8
Honolulu star-bulletin., October 20, 1917, 3:30 Edition, School and Home Garden Section, Page EIGHT, Image 24
Honolulu star-bulletin., November 24, 1917, 3:30 Edition, Navy Army and Features, Page EIGHT, Image 24
Honolulu star-bulletin., December 26, 1917, 3:30 Edition, Page THREE, Image 3
Posted: March 3, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
If you’ve ever rode down S. King St. in downtown Honolulu, chances are you have seen the Kamehameha statue in front of Aliiolani Hale.
On February 14, 1883, King Kalakaua would unveil the statue, which was covered with a Hawaiian flag and a royal standard, with the band playing, and members of the military.
Read more about the ceremony in “Unveiling of the Statue of Kamehameha I.”
Posted: February 20, 2014 Filed under: Uncategorized
Martha our HDNP Primary investigator and and Naomi Chow a University of Hawaii Librarian and (Occam’s Reader) were guests on Hawaii Public Radio, Bytemarks Cafe on Wednesday Feb 19th.
You can listen to the archive here http://hpr2.org/post/bytemarks-cafe-digital-libraries
Starting at minute 20:58.