The Ancient Hawaiians’ Political Assassins
Posted: June 19, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers | Tags: Chronicling America, Hawaii, history, kahuna, Native Hawaiian, ndnp, newspaper
For their medical needs, ancient Hawaiians relied on the kahuna (Hawaiian sorcerer). For political assassins, the Hawaiians also relied on the kahuna.
When the United States annexed Hawaii, some people thought this event would stop the kahuna. However, they warned prominent native Hawaiians supporting annexation that they would face a dire fate. Shortly afterwards, they mysteriously died.
Did the kahuna pray them to death or poison them? Read more about it in “Under the Spell of Kahuna.”