Hawaiians on the Mainland Pine for Ukulele and Poi
Posted: July 14, 2015 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
In 1918, homesick Hawaiian engineers in Camp Humphrey, Virginia, missed their poi, ukulele, and guitars. They believed a Hawaiian man was “not a real Hawaiian unless he plays the ukulele and dances the hula.” They could live without the poi, but still wanted their ukulele and guitars.
Read more about it in “Hawaiians Pine for Ukuleles in Camp on Mainland.”
“Hawaiians Pine for Ukuleles in Camp on Mainland”
The Hawaiian gazette., July 30, 1918, Page 4, Image 4