Found a really cool archival website that has Hawaiian language newspapers from the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Link: http://www.nupepa.org/gsdl2.5/cgi-bin/nupepa?e=d-0nupepa–00-0-0–010—4—-text—0-1l–1en-Zz-1—20-about—00031-0000utfZz-8-00&a=d&cl=CL2.46
I shrank one down to use as a prop in my thesis project. Besides being cool, it’s also an important historical detail I always wanted to put in my film. By 1890, over 90 percent of the Native Hawaiian population was literate, an extremely remarkable thing for the time.