Retardation: The Misconception of Hawaiian Creole English Lisa Kanae’s Sista Tongue defends the use of Hawaiian Creole Language (HCE). Throughout her piece, Kanae highlights the history of HCE, her personal experiences, and its effects on local children. She explains how what was once a language that promoted solidarity among Hawaii’s early plantation community is now perceived as impairment.
Standing as One: Kimo Armitage’s Noble Fight Towards The Preservation of Native Hawaiian Culture, Land, and People “I ku mau mau,” translated in Hawaiian as “Stand up together,” is a Hawaiian chant sung by ancient Hawaiians when the great logs for canoes and heiau idols were hauled. The chant was used to bring people together for a single purpose and to empower one another to accomplish any goal with ease and power. “I ku mau mau" is still used today to galvanize protesters and to fight against many government laws, bills, and other actions that threaten the safety of Hawaiian land and the rehabilitation of Hawaiian culture. Every culture deserves to be protected, and the voices of their protesters deserve to be heard. In Onelauena by Kimo Armitage, Armitage’s use of imagery, symbolism, and rhetoric portrays the severity of the heavy abuse inflicted on Native Hawaiian culture and property.
This was a law that if anybody had been harmed or hurt by a person, that person would suffer the severe consequence of death. This was a change in hawaiian history because there wasn’t ever a law like that. This was a good law because it helped keep peace throughout the
The history of the Hawaiian Islands began when the first Hawaiians arrived in Hawaii thousands of years ago. They had an advanced society with rules and laws. As a young man Kamehameha was a strong leader. He was a successful warrior and defeated many chiefs in battle, and ultimately became the sole ruler of the Hawaiian Islands. As King he ruled over all the Hawaiian Islands and brought peace to his kingdom.
Throughout the novel Waimea Summer, we see the how the protagonist Mark Hull struggles with experiencing “Native” Hawaiian culture as opposed to his half - haole Hawaiian culture. Throughout this paper, the term “Native” Hawaiian culture will refer to the social construct caused by Hawaiian history from 300 – 800 BCE right up to the annexation of Hawaii in 1898. The haole Hawaiian culture refers to the social construct as caused by colonizers, which started in 1778 and continues to this present day. By experiencing Native Hawaiian culture, Mark changes his perception of Old Hawaii as being a pristine, comfortable, and safe place, into one that views Old Hawaii as harsh, un-sanitized, and bloody. His struggle to cope with such a culture shock
Raw potatoes were the only food source that many Hawaiian families had because they didn’t have any firewood to cook any food (Hio). This is a social impact because the Hawaiian children’s way of life is changing. Before, there were all sorts of food they could eat that were healthy for them because everyone had firewood. Now, because of the Mahele, their lives took a turn and they had to start eating the raw potatoes, which aren’t good for them.
As the foreigners developed massive businesses and corporations, they started to hire Hawaiian employees to maintain the massive demand for workers for their businesses (Potter, Kasdon, and Rayson 95). This wasn’t hard since the Hawaiians needed money because they lost their land. However, as the Hawaiians began to rely on foreign businesses for their money, the power that the foreigners had soon were elevated to another level . Richard Borreca said Hawaiians became fully dependant upon foreign forces to stay alive, and the foreigners recognized that. This is a political impact because it caused the foreigners to have control over things that only the ali’i should be able to control, such as distribution of power over the lands and cash flowing into Hawaii (Menton and Tamura 35).
He set up trades with foreigners granting him advisors, weapons, iron and steel which were rare resources to the Hawaiians. The foreign guns that he traded were more powerful than the traditional Hawaiian weapons giving an edge in simply brute force. His foreign advisors taught him complex, but efficient battle strategies that worked better than just rushing at
Sixth journal entry we noticed that many Hawaiians are teached to do many daily routines like farming,fishing,and hunting. Seventh journal entry we want to teach Hawaiians what we do for a living like go to a church,go to school everyday,and always believe in God. Ever Since we made a written Hawaiian language we now know what the Hawaiians are writing and know now what they are saying. Since me and my brothers are teachers at one Hawaiian school we always have this feeling that this is very obnoxious to them so we try to teach them in a fun way what god is like for example if people do good things, god will good things to them. Many years later thirtieth entry I was married to a Hawaiian lady named Benja
The Kapu system was an ancient tradition that the ancient Hawaiians. This religious system was a bunch of rules for both men and women and if you didn’t follow them you will get punished or be put to death. The Kapu system mostly affected to women and regular commoners because if your showdown touched anything that belonged to the Ali’i you will be put to death. For women, they could not eat certain types of food and they cannot be in the same house as their husband when he is eating. The people who don’t get affected by the Kapu system was a chief or a high-ranking official because most of the Kapu laws are for commoners so the chiefs can show and have power against them.
The United State’s annexation of Hawaii in 1898 led to the gradual destruction of the Hawaiian culture and the almost-extinction of native-born Hawaiians. The majority of the Hawaiian natives opposed the annexation of Hawaii and wanted to maintain their sovereignty. Although the Japanese could have taken over the Hawaiian islands if the United States had not, the annexation of Hawaii by the U.S. was unjustified because of the treatment of the monarchy and natives, the infringement of the natives’ self-established culture and government, and the natives’ overwhelming opposition to the U.S’s involvement in Hawaii. From 1795 to 1874, the Kamehameha Dynasty ruled over the kingdom of the Hawaiian islands. Up until the death of Kamehameha III, the U.S. had stayed out of interfering with the islands.
If the Hawaiians vote for sovereignty and a governing entity, then all of that could be fixed because the Hawaiians would have a dual-citizenship and get the benefits of both the Hawaiian and the American citizenships. The new Hawaiian government would have come up with welfare programs to help out the poor. The Hawaiians would also be able to enjoy a self-sustained government that only native Hawaiians could vote and run for. This means that only Native Hawaiians would be making the laws for Native Hawaiians instead of other people. There is another group of Hawaiians that want to completely leave the United States.
The author makes her argument by demonstrating three main things about Hula. First, she shows the connection between Hawaii’s culture and Hula. She demonstrates this through Hula’s origin stories as well as the symbolism of the movements. Second, the author displays Hula’s resilience. She illustrates how years of cultural change, intentional attempts at elimination, and cultural appropriation could not eradicate Hula.
There was a overthrow of the kingdom in 1893 and the following annexation in 1898, the Hawaiian language was entirely banned from school and government. Today, there are only a thousand native speakers left, most of whom live on isolated Ni’ihau.” This statement strongly proves that Hawaiian culture is decreasing. The other piece of history/causes on how Hawaiian culture started to die out.