Native Hawaiians at School

A 1912 The New York Herald article describes students in “different countries,” including Hawaii. It says the Hawaiians were quick learners, especially when they learned to speak English:

“Their native language, Hawaiian, is not taught at all in these schools, and they do not desire that it should be, as they are very anxious to learn English well, but the Hawaiian language is such a beautiful one that is seems a pity it should fall into disuse…”

Do you think the Hawaiian students did not want to learn the Hawaiian language? Read more about it in “School Boys and Girls of Different Countries.”

Note: This article does not represent HDNP’s views.

“School Boys and Girls of Different Countries”
The Washington herald, September 29, 1912, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 38
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045433/1912-09-29/ed-1/seq-38/

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