Jul 30, 2013
I’m behind schedule! I bought these two cards from the Bailey House Museum on Maui. I like the contrast of the stoic Hawaiian woman next to the bright, smiling young girls (Samoan, although they sure look mixed! Quite possible since this photo was taken in 1935).
The last few hundred years of Hawaiian history are rough, and frankly pretty sad. I learned more about the movement toward Hawaiian sovereignty during our vacation. If you'd like to read more on it yourself, I recommend Professor Haunani-Kay Trask's webpage for resources: http://www.haunani-kaytrask.com.