Fragments of Hawaiian History is a compilation of writings by John PapaʻĪʻī selected from articles he wrote for the Hawaiian-language newspaper Ka Nupepa Kuokoa between 1866 and 1870. ʻĪʻī wrote with authority on a broad range of historical and cultural subjects as well as on matters of the greatest concern to Hawaiians of his day. He presents personal experiences as well as an abundance of details about events and customs. His writings are a unique and invaluable record, describing life under the Kamehamehas with the authority of a firsthand witness and revealing the events of Hawaiian life as they actually happened.
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