Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with J.P. Purdy 6/19/1989

Interview with J.P. Purdy recorded on June 19, 1989 for the documentary "Luther Kahekili Makekau: A One Kine Hawaiian Man." Purdy knew Makekau from Parker Ranch in Waimea, Hawaiʻi, where they worked as rough riders. Their job was to train wild horses also known as breaking a bucking horse. Purdy tells how the army didn't have machinery in those days so the army would buy horses from Parker Ranch and ʻUmi Koa Ranch. Purdy also talks about Luther Makekau's older brother David who was the sheriff of Honokaʻa, Hawaiʻi.

Languages: English


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