Category Archives: Hawaiian History

What is the meaning of the Hawaiian fish hook?

People often ask, What is the meaning behind the Hawaiian fish hook?  Today we will talk about what a Hawaiian fish hook really means. In the ancient days of old Hawaiiana, there are legends where certain people or gods possessed a magical fish hook. The deep connection and reverence the Hawaiians had and still have for the ocean […]

Harvesting koa wood and its uses in the 1800’s

FIRST VALUE: AS FIREWOOD  The koa is a valuable wood should a person desire to seek riches by producing firewood, and this is the way to do it; hew down plenty of wood; cut it in short pieces, each one a fathom in length, and put them in a pile, one fathom high and one fathom […]