“He Moʻolelo no Kapaʻahu/Story of Kapaʻahu.” Stories by Emma Kauhi of her 1920s childhood at Kapaʻahu, Hawaiʻi; Hawaiian language and English translation.
Emma Kapūnohuʻulaokalani Kauhi tells stories about her early life growing up in the Hawaiian village of Kapa‘ahu in Puna, Island of Hawai‘i between 1916 and 1935. The book contains the stories as they were told in Hawaiian by Mrs. Kauhi and tape-recorded, together with translations into English by Charles Langlas. Together the stories provide a picture of rural Hawaiian life in the early Twentieth Century. Kapa‘ahu, like other villages in economically marginal areas of Hawai‘i, was an island of Hawaiian culture which had survived within the encroaching flow of Western economic development. (136 pp)
Chapter 1. Ho‘omana‘o no Kapa‘ahu – Remembrance of Kapa‘ahu
Chapter 2. ‘O Ko‘u Noho ‘Ana ma Kapa‘ahu – My Life in Kapa‘ahu
Chapter 3. Ka Holoholo Kahakai – Traveling Along the Beach
Chapter 4. ‘O ka Hana a ka Po‘e – The Work of the People
Chapter 5. ʻO nā Mea Pāʻani a me nā Mea Hana a nā Keiki– Children’s Games and Chores
Chapter 6. Nā Pāʻina – Parties
Chapter 7. Nā Hōʻailona– The Portents
Chapter 8. ‘O ka Lā‘au Lapa‘au a me ka Ho‘oponopono – Medicine and Healing
Chapter 9. Mo‘olelo o Pele a me ka ‘Ōhelo – Story of Pele and the ‘Ōhelo
Chapter 10. Hoʻomanaʻo ʻAna Iā Wahaʻula—Wahaʻula Memories
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