History by Alternative Hawai'i
Kamehameha Schools on:
Online Hawaiian Dictionary
Go to Mele.com for the latest on Hawaiian music lyrics,
chords, news, and CD purchasing
Native Hawaiian Books for the latest on Hawai'i's culture
past and present
Other Useful Links by the U.H. Hilo Kipuka
Pünana Leo 'Aha Pünana Leo grew out of a
discussion between a small group of language teachers and
families who wanted their children to be educated in the
Hawaiian language. They went to the most progressive
preschool programs to find out what made the program work.
The 'Aha Pünana Leo is often said to have the most
developed set of Native American language revitalization
programs in the United States.
Aloha Festival The 56 year-old Aloha
Festival is Hawai'i's largest festival and the only
statewide celebration in the United States. What is known
today as the Aloha Festivals was created in 1946, as Aloha
Week - a cultural celebration of Hawai'i's music, dance and
history intended to preserve our unique traditions.
Alu Like Alu Like has a comprehensive range
of services and activities to fill identified needs in the
Native Hawaiian community, including community economic
development, business assistance, employment preparation,
training, library services, and specialized services to
youth and elders.
Archives Division Home Page The Archives
Division administers the executive branch's archives and
records management programs under the direction of the State
Comptroller. The functions of the programs are mandated by
Chapter 94, Hawai'i Revised Statutes. The Division is
organized into two branches, the Historical Records Branch
and the Records Management Branch.
Aloha United Way's Ask 2000
If you have questions about local programs and services that
fit you or your family's needs, tracking down the answers
can prove a challenge. Ask the Aloha United Way.
Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs The Association
of Hawaiian Civic Clubs is a confederation of forty-seven
(47) Hawaiian Civic Clubs located throughout the State of
Hawai`i and in the States of Alaska, California, Colorado,
Nevada and Utah. They are the oldest community based grass
roots Hawaiian organization in Hawaiÿi, having been
formed in 1918 by the then non-voting Delegate to the United
States Congress Prince Jonah Kühiö
Kalanianaÿole. This is the only Hawaiian organization
to have branch clubs outside the State of Hawai`i.
Bishop Museum The Museum's mission and vision
is to record, preserve and tell the stories of Hawai'i and
the Pacific, inspiring our guests to embrace and experience
our natural and cultural world.
The Blount Report is part of the House Foreign Relations
Committee Report of 1894, officially titled "Affairs in
Hawaii." It was prepared by Representative James Blount, who
was sent by President Grover Cleveland to assess conditions
in Hawaii after the Hawaiian Republic had been forcibly
taken over by the "Committee of Safety," i.e. the American
The "Canoe Plants" of Ancient Hawai'i Today's guide
to yesterday's life-sustaining plants. Identification,
descriptions, propagation methods, cultural uses and
County Of Hawai'i Home Page
Digital Archives The Digital Archive
Collection at the University of Hawai'i at Mänoa
Library is a collection of historical and cultural material
in digital form, made accessible via the World Wide Web.
This page includes material from the Jean Charlot
Collection, archives related to Hawai'i Culture and History
and the Pacific as well as Grant applications, reports and
Web statistics related to specific digital imaging
eHawaii.gov Home page of the State of
Hawaiÿi Government. With the creation of eHawaiiGov,
the State is taking an orchestrated, forward-thinking and
coordinated approach to maximizing both the capabilities of
the Internet and the collective resources of the State.
Hale Kuamo'o Hawaiian Language Center at the
University of Hawaiÿi at Hilo.
Culture Online Sponsored by the Maui Visitors
Bureau. Includes a Directory of Cultural Websites, The
Stories of the Genealogies of Maui, The Canoe Plants of
Ancient Hawai'i, and Hana, Maui "The Last Hawaiian Place" -
Rich in Cultural Heritage.
Hawaiian Historical Society The Hawaiian
Historical Society, founded in 1892, is dedicated to
preserving historical materials relating to Hawai'i and the
Pacific region and to publishing scholarly research on
Hawaiian and Pacific history.
Hawaiian Language Newspapers Hawaiian Language
Newspapers from the Digital Archive Collections at the
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library, a collection of
historical and cultural material in digital form, made
accessible via the World Wide Web.
Hawaiian Music and Hula
Archives Hawaiian Music and Hula Archives presented
for perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture. Additions,
pictures, suggestions, corrections, information on
composers, history of songs or anecdotes on compositions are
Hawaiian Native Plants A listing of Hawaiian Native
Plant Genera from the University of Hawaii Botany
Nüpepa Collection This is a collection of
historic newspapers published primarily for a Hawaiian
audience between 1834 and 1948. The newspapers can be
searched (full text), browsed (by title), or accessed by
date. This collection is the product of the Hawaiian
Language Newspapers Project, operated by Alu Like, Inc.,
through its Native Hawaiian Library and its Hawaiian
Language Legacy Program.
Hawaii Board of Health Vital Records Division Vital
Records - (birth, death, marriage, and divorce
certificates,) Marriage Licenses, Reciprocal Beneficiary
Hawaiÿi Community College Hawai'i
Community College, offers a range of career, technical and
academic programs. Most of these "hands-on" programs offer a
practical education and valuable skills base.
Hawai'i Department Of Education From here,
you can access many of the educational resources available,
links to the various schools and offices, the Board of
Education, current state legislation (while in session), and
get more information about the Standards Based Reform.
Independant and Soveriegn "The cause of Hawai'i and
independence is larger and dearer than the life of any man
connected with it. Love of country is deep-seated in the
breast of every Hawaiian, whatever his station."
State GenWeb Project In June 1996, a group of
genealogists created the US GenWeb Project, based on the
Kentucky GenWeb Project organized earlier that spring. In
the same month, the US GenWeb Archives were created as the
centralized online data library of the project. Volunteers
were found to coordinate and maintain state and county
GenWeb webpages, containing queries, lookup resources,
surname registries, and other tools. Other volunteers worked
on obtaining and managing the online data files submitted to
the project. The Hawaii GenWeb Project and the Hawaii GenWeb
Archives are the Hawaii branches of these national
State Public Library System Guide to Resources and
Services This is a guide to the services and
collections in Hawaiÿi's public libraries. You can
obtain a listing of the 50 libraries in the Hawai'i State
Public Library System as well as their hours, addresses and
phone numbers, collection strengths, and programs. The
Hawai'i State Public Library System's Home Page is also a
jumping off point to many informative, amazing, and often
entertaining Internet sites in Hawai`i and around the world.
Take a look at the Reference Shelf for directory
information, toll-free numbers, area and zip codes, time
zones, dictionaries, etc.
Hawai'i's Story by Hawai'i's Queen
Written By Queen Liliuokalani in 1898, the full text of the
work can be found here.
Hawai'i Weather Current Hawai'i weather conditions
courtesy of the University of Hawaii Department of
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Hawaiÿi
Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, displays the
results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and
evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea
and clothed it with complex and unique ecosystems and a
distinct human culture. The park encompasses diverse
environments that range from sea level to the summit of the
earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
The digging of a cellar excavation on the north rim of
Kilauea caldera in February 1912 marked the beginning of
permanent facilities for what was to become the Hawaiian
Volcano Observatory (HVO). The Observatory was largely the
creation of Thomas A. Jaggar (1871–1953), then a
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) professor,
who recognized the advantages, for the study of volcanism,
of onsite facilities at an active volcano
Historic Hawai'i Foundation The Historic
Hawai'i Foundation works to preserve Hawai'i's unique
architectural and cultural heritage.
'Iolani Palace 'Iolani Palace was the
official residence of King Kaläkaua and his Queen,
Kapi'olani, from 1882 until the King's death in 1891. The
Palace also served as official residence for Kaläkaua's
sister and successor, Queen Lili'uokalani, until the
Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown in 1893. This National
Historic Landmark is the only state residence of royalty in
the United States.
Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikölani College of Hawaiian
Language at UHH.
Kähea, the Hawai'i-Environmental Alliance KAHEA
is an alliance of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) cultural
practitioners, environmental activists and others concerned
with protecting customary and traditional rights and our
Kamehameha Schools Kamehameha Schools, a
dynamic and nurturing learning community committed to
educational excellence. A statewide educational system
comprising three campuses on three islands and more than 30
preschool sites throughout the state of Hawai'i. Nearly
4,900 preschool through grade 12 students of Hawaiian
ancestry are currently enrolled.
Mo'olelo Stories and Legends from Hawaiian Language
Kumulipo A Hawaiian Creation Chant translated with
commentary by Martha Warren Beckwith. Contains the
traditional Creation and Geneological Chant of the Hawaiian
royal family, and Beckwith's extensive textual,
anthroplogical, and historical commentary.
Leokï A Hawaiian language bulletin board
service, one of the web based services offered by Ka Haka
'Ula O Ke'elikölani college of Hawaiian language at UH
Lyman Museum The Lyman Museum building next
door to the Lyman Mission House, houses a superb collection
of artifacts, fine art, and natural history specimens as
well as archives and library, special exhibitions and a gift
shop. Visitors touring the two facilities can see the old
Mission House and life as it was 150 years ago, as well as
state-of-the-art, new exhibits on many aspects of Hawaiian
natural history and culture&a rare and well-rounded view
of the real Hawai'i, as it was, as it is today, and where it
may be in years to come.
Arboretum The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum coordinates,
facilitates, and executes research, instruction, and service
activities that utilize its collections and resources. Its
major emphases are tropical plants, native Hawaiian plants,
conservation biology, and Hawaiian ethnobotany.
Maui High Performance Computing Center MHPCC is an
Air Force Research Laboratory Center managed by the
University of Hawai'i. Ranked as one of the top twenty
supercomputer sites in the world, MHPCC provides
world-class, parallel computing capability to the research,
science, and warfighter communities.
Nahenahe.net Keola Donaghy's Hawaiian music
o Kana Nä Maka o Kana Hawaiian Language
Nä Pua No'eau Center for Gifted and
Talented Native Hawaiian Children was established at the
University of Hawai'i at Hilo in 1989 for the purpose of
increasing educational enrichment opportunities for Hawaiian
children in grades Kindergarten - 12th. Outreach centers
were later established on the islands of Maui, Kaua'i, O'ahu
and Moloka'i, Lana'i and the West side of the Island of
Hawaiÿi to expand activities throughout the State of
Native Hawaiian Advisory Council
NHAC, as the culmination of the first phase of our Kuleana
Waiwai Like project, helped to organize the `Aha Ho`opuka
Pono - Hawaii Double-Bottom Line Investing Summit, in
Honolulu, February 26-28, 2001.
Native Hawaiian Data Book OHA's Native Hawaiian Data
Book, available for download and perusal on the web.
Contains statistics about the health, population, housing,
land, income, and education of the Hawaiian People
Nüpepa Kü'oko'a, Background and historical
significance Ka Nüpepa Kü'oko'a, the
Hawaiian language newspaper with the longest publication
history, first appeared in 1861. Published with Christian
mission support and demonstrating a haole, or
European-American stance, it nevertheless had a long history
of printing information about Hawaiian, or Kanaka Maoli,
tradition and culture. This essay briefly relates the
history, content, and social context in which Ka Nüpepa
OHA The mission of OHA is to mälama
(protect) Hawai'i's people and environmental resources and
OHA's assets, toward ensuring the perpetuation of the
culture, the enhancement of lifestyle and the protection of
entitlements of Native Hawaiians, while enabling the
building of a strong and healthy Hawaiian people and nation,
recognized nationally and internationally.
Pacific Tsunami Museum The Pacific Tsunami
Museum promotes public tsunami education for the people of
Hawai'i and the Pacific Region. The museum will also
preserve the social and cultural history of Hawaiÿi and
promote economic development on the island of Hawaiÿi
as well as statewide. The museum will serve as a living
memorial to those who lost their lives in past tsunami
Panaÿewa Rainforest Zoo The Pana'ewa Zoo is
located in Hilo, on the Island of Hawai'i.
Polynesian Voyaging Society The Polynesian Voyaging
Society (PVS) was founded in 1973 to research how Polynesian
seafarers discovered and settled nearly every inhabitable
island in the Pacific Ocean before European explorers
arrived in the 16th century.
texts of the Pacific
Public domain books about Pacific Cultures on-line.
Kumulipo, A Hawaiian Creation Chant translated with
commentary by Martha Warren Beckwith. 
This is the Royal Hawaiian Creation chant, describing the
emergence of life from the ocean and listing hundreds of
generations of descendants from the primal gods and
of Maui by W.D. Westervelt 
This is a collection of Hawaiian and Polynesian legends
about the cultural hero, Maui.
Legends of Old Honolulu by W.D. Westervelt
Of all of the sacred landscapes of the Pacific, the area
around Honolulu is rich in lore.
Legends of Volcanoes by W.D. Westervelt
This book tells of the Fire Goddess Pele, her deeds,
family and loves.
Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods by W.D. Westervelt
Tales of the Hawaiian afterlife, and those who returned
from it by magic or cunning.
State Historic Preservation Division The
State Historic Preservation Division of the DLNR works to
preserve and sustain reminders of earlier times which link
the past to the present.
The Hawaiian Kingdom Website of the Hawaiian
Kingdom Government presently operating within the occupied
State of the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawai'i at Hilo Homepage for the University of
Hawai'i at Hilo.
University of Hawai'i at Mänoa Homepage
of the University of Hawai'i at Mänoa.