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This collection houses a multitude of valuable resources, some of which are available on their online library and archive collection. Most of their resources, especially the very rare documents, can only be found in their physical archive at the Bishop Museum in Oʻahu. 


I was only able to find one resource on this online archive that mentions Kukuipahu once in a story published in the nūpepa. Although this source does not mention anything about Kukuipahu Heiau, it does provide a poetic description of the sun vanishing over Kukuipahu as it is ready to set. Bishop Museum likely holds more relevant information in their physical archives which is a great place to start to continue this research inventory. 

O Ghost, O Husband. It was taken unseen, O Wife.

Year: 7 Oct. 1921

Resource: "O Ghost, O Husband. It Was Taken Unseen, O Wife." Part 1

Author: Samuel K. Kamakau (S.K.K)

Relevance: Includes one story translated from Nupepa Kuokoa titled “O Ghost, O Husband. It Was Taken Unseen O Wife”. The original scanned copies and digital hawaiian nupepa version are included below the translated story. Kukuipahu is mentioned once in this story as an ahupuaʻa. The last game, ume, is played when the sun hits the horizon and the moon vanishes in the darkness over Kukuipahu. This proves that Hawaiian’s were aware of the sun and moon’s positions and that the heiau at Kukuipahu could have been placed there because Kukuipahu has a full view of the west horizon where the sun sets and the moon takes over.

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