Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with Patience "Pat" Namaka Wiggin Bacon 11/25/95 tape 2

Continued from title 28952, interview with Patience "Pat" Namaka Wiggin Bacon recorded on November 25, 1995 at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum for the documentary "Keepers of the Flame: The Cultural Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women." Bacon, hānai (adopted) daughter of Mary Kawena Pukui, continues to share stories of Pukui including the languages spoken at home; how Pukui was given to her paternal grandmother to be raised; learning hula for preservation and not for entertainment by several kumu (teacher) and the differences of styles between them; and the many other teachings of Pukui. Bacon talks about an ʻŌlelo Noʻeau (Hawaiian proverb) about Palahemo and Kaʻū and what it means.

Languages: English


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