Hawaiian Weapons of War

When:
April 8, 2014 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am
2014-04-08T05:00:00+00:00
2014-04-08T06:30:00+00:00
Cost:
$3; Free for Museum members

Alika-Tejada-WebAlika 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!

 

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