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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Human Sacrifice

The waters of Kewalo Basin.
Before ships passed through here, before large white sails of missionaries came through, before the English and Captain Cook, there were the Gods - Kane, Lono, Kanaloa, Kane - the powers that guided the life of the Hawaiian people from Land to Ocean - the people: Ali'is, Kahunas, Maka'ainanas, and the outcasts - the Kauwa - those unfortunately to be born into this lowest of all social class would be called upon by the Ali'i (King) for human sacrifice, to be dragged alive under the waters of Kewalo Basin.

10 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

And, how many of your friends have been pulled under??

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 1:35:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kris said...

unfortunately, discrimination shows no sign of diminishing..

nice post and Fantastic photo!

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 4:03:00 AM HST  
Anonymous zannnie said...

I feel very sad after reading this post somehow...

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 6:35:00 AM HST  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

Pretty picture; sad history. :(

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 7:11:00 AM HST  
Blogger Mimmu said...

It`s sad, but it`s also very important to remember all these and hope, that human beings will learn sometimes at least something...
The picture is beautiful.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 7:55:00 AM HST  
Blogger Stinkypaw said...

Nice picture, I'm sure it looks quite different during the day, and very interesting history.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 8:30:00 AM HST  
Blogger Shelly said...

Kala, this is a beautiful photograph and beautiful sad narration…thank you for posting this, I claim complete ignorance about Hawaii, it is wonderful that you share this history with us! :)

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 4:37:00 PM HST  
Blogger Felicia said...

You are doing a great job getting into the spooky, creepy, morbid spirit for Halloween! Now how 'bout that Marlin?!

Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 8:48:00 PM HST  
Blogger Christy and Wendi said...

This is creepy! but I am curious... would they drag them under a boat, what would weigh them down? Okay... I really am only just curious!
Wendi

Monday, October 30, 2006 at 2:24:00 PM HST  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Dreadful story for such a beautiful place.

Does man ever learn? Sometimes I'm optimistic, sometimes not at all.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 1:57:00 AM HST  

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