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75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor

75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor

On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese led a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This theme showcases footage that relates to Pearl Harbor and the many narratives that unfolded and lives affected by the event that brought the United States into WWII .

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Paniolo

Paniolo

When the first cattle arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1793 as a gift for King Kamehameha I, they soon became an issue as the livestock overtook the countryside. Trying to alleviate the problem, King Kamehameha III integrated Mexican vaquero from California to assist and bring skills to Hawaiians to subdue the wild cattle. The culture of cowboys took shape, and the rich tradition is still part of Hawaii today.

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Kahoʻolawe

Kahoʻolawe

The struggle to reclaim Kahoʻolawe and stop the U.S. military from using the island as a bombing site began in the 1970s, as members of the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana filed suit in Federal District Court. A settlement was reached and the island was to be surveyed and protected. It was through the effort of local activists that the island was to be secured as a historic and cultural site.

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Don Ho Collection

Don Ho Collection

ʻUluʻulu recently acquired the complete collection of the late entertainer Don Ho’s films, videos and personal memorabilia from the Donald Tai Loy Ho Trust. The extensive collection from Hawaiʻi's most famous entertainer includes archival film and video footage and related personal memorabilia from the early 1960s through 2007.

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Sports

Sports

Hawai‘i may not have a professional sports team anymore but we love our home team, the University of Hawai‘i, continue to host major sports events, like the Ironman Triathlon, Honolulu Marathon and PGA Tour tournaments, and are home to sports notables like Olympic champion Duke Kahanamoku, not to mention the birthplace of surfing!

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Hawaiian Sovereignty

Hawaiian Sovereignty

Here we highlight some of the efforts of the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement – speeches, marches, demonstrations, discussions, events and legislation all related to educating people about the history and sovereignty of Hawai‘i.

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Wai (Water)

Wai (Water)

Ola I Ka Wai (water is life). The following provides a peek into the history of water rights in Hawai‘i and the precursors to the battles over water that persist today.

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Hōkūleʻa

Hōkūleʻa

In celebration of the Worldwide Voyage explore our Hōkūleʻa theme page which documents the incredible journey of the Hōkūleʻa.

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Daniel K. Inouye
Pilot Project

Pilot Project

The HKG Pilot Project was a collaborative effort between ʻUluʻulu and local archives, museums, libraries, television stations and independent producers to create a digital collection of Hawaiian film and video. Much of this footage had not been seen in over 30 years until it was digitized in 2011.

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Kūpuna

Kūpuna

Kūpuna is Hawaiian for grandparent, ancestor or elder. For many generations, Kūpuna have served as the vital backbone for the perpetuation of Hawaiʻi's culture and traditions. Through their stories, Kūpuna of the past and present continue to pass on their wisdom and values to Hawaiʻiʻs keiki.

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Highlight Reel

Highlight Reel

During our Pilot Project, ‘Ulu‘ulu preserved and digitized over 350 hours of culturally and historically significant Hawaiian footage from the 1920s -1990s. Here is a glimpse of some of the treasures we have been able to save and now share.

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ʻUluʻulu – The Henry Ku$#699;ualoha Giuni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiiʻi

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