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New Year's at Kalaupapa

Had history been kinder to the Hawaiian people, Kalaupapa likely would have far more positive associations than it does today. An isolated peninsula on the windward side of Molokai, it is as strikingly beautiful as any place on the Hawaiian islands. 625 more words


More on the pidgin in Kalaupapa article, 1882 / 2015.

Before getting to the pidgin phrase in question, I had a question in the last paragraph which in the original read: “ke hele la a mauakea i ka la.” And thankfully there was a response. 450 more words

Commentary From This Blog

Pidgin from down in Kalaupapa, 1882.


O Greatest Prize of the Hawaiian Nation, the lightning that flashes over the cliff brows of the islands. Greeting between us.

In the area of Puuhahi, Kalaupapa, Molokai, there were deplorable incidences, and those where these. 162 more words

Social Commentary

Students celebrate birthday of school's saintly inspiration

Dozens of young students from Saint Francis School gathered to celebrate a very special birthday for none other than Marianne Cope, Hawaii’s second saint.

Friday marked her 177th birthday. 108 more words


Tragedy off Kalaupapa, 1888.


Because of the kindness of our good friend, Mr. Kaoliko from up in Kauluwela, he showed us a written statement he got from Kalaupapa talking about sad news, and that is what we have below: 226 more words

Death Announcement

More "last words" of King Kalakaua, 1891.

These are the very last words of King Kalakaua at the colony of Kalaupapa before he left Hawaii nei for California: “You all are good, and gracious; your dwellings are good and so are all things; however as for those who practice sorcery , have them go elsewhere.”  S. 19 more words