Na Kukui Pio Ole: The Biographies of Three Early Native Hawaiian
Malcolm Nāea Chun
Softcover, 137 pp.
Much of what we know about traditional Hawaiian society, culture and history comes from the writings of nineteenth century Native Hawaiian Scholars, many of whom were graduates of the Lahainaluna Seminary or High School. Three of those graduates, David Malo, S. N. Haleole and Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau, who became teachers, government officials and elected representatives, are remembered today for their written accounts about Hawaiian traditions. Their interest in recording those traditions, as with many other scholars at Lahainaluna, was inspired by several American Protestant missionary teachers at the Seminary.