the voyage of the hokule'a
This is a post about the voyage of the Hokule'a, a Hawaiian canoe that has traveled around the world. This post has photos and videos. The photos were taken by me and are available for purchase at Meriah Snaps; my Patreon contributors will be getting one mailed to them at the end of this month).
Merrie Monarch Festival 2018 Hilo, Hawaii
Hawai'i was a monarchy until a rebellion (led by foreign residents) overthrew Queen Lili'uokalani in 1898. The kingdom was annexed to the United States 5 short years later. From that time on (and actually even before then), the Hawaiian language and culture was actively discouraged by the missionaries whose influence was strong. Hawaiian language itself