April 1, 2014
Hawaiian Weapons of War
By: Michele Gamble
March 13, 2014 by Rachel Pierson
Alika Tejada, pūkaua (war leader) for the High Chief at Pu`ukoholā Heiau near Kohala, presents a riveting program on the manufacture and use of nā mea kaua, the traditional Hawaiian weapons of war. What materials were used to fashion the pāhoa (dagger), niho manō pāhoa (shark-tooth dagger), newa (war club), ka`ane (strangling cord), ihe (spear), ko`o (staff), and niho manō hoe (shark-tooth war paddle), and how were they made and used? What are some of the other little-known, precontact weapons early Hawaiian warriors created and employed so effectively? Come learn from a true craftsman and practitioner of his culture!
April 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $3; Free for Museum members