Palapala, Volume 2 (2018)

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College of Arts & Humanities, Univ. of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa

Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Univ. of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa

College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, Univ. of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa

Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, College of Hawaiian Language, Univ. of Hawaiʻi-Hilo


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    Ke Kanawai (1902), hoʻoponopono ʻia e J. Mokuʻōhai Poepoe
    ( 2018) Poepoe, J. Mokuʻōhai
    Scanned images of J. Mokuʻōhai Poepoe's 1902 Law Journal, Ke Kanawai.
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    "Kau ka Iwa, he La Makani"
    ( 2018) Gonschor, Lorenz
    This extensive letter to the editor, printed on the front page of the Hawaiian loyalist newspaper Ka Nupepa Elele, is one of the most thorough analyses of international politics ever published in Hawaiian during the kingdom. Writing what amounts to a guest editorial of sorts, Honolulu resident W. L. Bishop Jr. in 1887 provides a wide-ranging treatise on Pacific geopolitics during a time when Hawai‘i’s relations with Sāmoa, with which the Hawaiian Kingdom had just signed a treaty of confederation and where it was dispatching the Hawaiian navy ship Kaimiloa, were hotly debated in the Hawaiian press.
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    "Nohea mai na Kanaka Hawaii"
    ( 2018) Gonschor, Lorenz
    In an unsigned 1873 article in the newspaper Nuhou: The Hawaiian News, the author presents a scholarly analysis of the then hotly debated question of where the ancestors of Hawaiians and other Polynesians originated. Arguing that the Malay Archipelago was their ancestral homeland, based on a comparison of more than ninety words in Hawaiian and Malay, the author advocates for closer ties between Hawai‘i and the islands of the Malay Archipelago in order to strengthen Hawai‘i’s independence. 
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    Ke Kanawai (1902): J. Mokuʻōhai Poepoe's Obscure Law Journal
    ( 2018) Poai, A. Kuuipoleialoha
    The language of law is powerful. The mistranslation1 of a single word can lead to a multi-million-dollar lawsuit or the loss of ancestral land—historically, it could even mean the difference between life or death. Joseph Moku‘ōhai Poepoe, a talented lawyer, scholar, and writer, wisely recognized over 135 years ago that knowledge of legal rights could empower Native Hawaiians. This article introduces Poepoe’s law journal, Ke Kanawai, which illustrates his lifelong dedication to provide access to justice for those who only spoke ‘Ōlelo.