Saturday, October 31, 2015


Kūlou Arrival of the shipwrecked foreigners - white people - took place between the years 1521-1530 AD. (Fornander) “As they were sailing along, approaching the land, the vessel struck at the pali of Keʻei (near Kealakekua Bay on Hawai‘i Island) and was broken to pieces by the surf, and the foreigner and his sister swam ashore and were saved”. “And when they arrived ashore they prostrated themselves on the beach, uncertain perhaps on account of their being strangers, and of the different kind of people whom they saw there, and being very fearful perhaps. A long time they remained prostrated on the shore, and hence the place was called Kūlou (kneeling) and is so called to this day.”

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