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‘Hawaiian Weapons of War’ at Lyman Museum Monday (April 7)

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Alika Tejada, pūkaua (war leader) for the High Chief at Pu`ukoholā Heiau.

Alika Tejada, pūkaua (war leader) for the High Chief at Pu`ukoholā Heiau.

On Monday, April 7, from 7-8:30 p.m., Alika Tejada, pūkaua (war leader) for the High Chief at Pu`ukoholā Heiau near Kohala, presents a riveting program at the Lyman Museum 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!

The Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum at 276 Haili Street in Hilo showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawai`i. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening public programs. Cost is $3; free to Lyman Museum members. Seating is limited. Additional parking is available at Hilo Union School. For more information, visit www.lymanmuseum.org.

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