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From: stormshaddow9/10/06 8:16 AM 
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From: stormshaddow9/10/06 8:20 AM 
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From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon9/10/06 10:22 PM 
To: stormshaddow  (4 of 38) 
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Mexican vacaros were brought to Hawaii in the 1800s to teach the Hawaiians how to ride and rope/herd cattle.  To this day, the Hawaiian word for "cowboy" is "paniolo," a Hawaiianization of the word "Espanol."

Jeanne

 

 
From: stormshaddow9/11/06 12:58 PM 
To: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 38) 
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whoa! :-o
 

 
From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon9/11/06 5:27 PM 
To: stormshaddow  (6 of 38) 
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The Hawaiians have their own style of tuning and playing the guitar called "slack key." The story of how this came about is that the Mexican vacaros brought guitars with them; in addition to teaching the Hawaiians how to be "paniolo," they taught them to play the guitar.

In true Hawaiian fashion, Hawaiians adapted playing the guitar into a tunings and style all their own.

Another Hawaiian guitar adaption is the steel guitar - before it bacame a standard in American country music, it was a Hawaiian thing.

Another thing Hawaiians adapted into something all their own is the quilt. The missionaries from New England brought the craft of quilting with them and soon Hawaiian womane Hawaiianized it.

In doing a Google search on Hawaiian Quilts, I found that Native Americans also have a quilting tradition.

Here's a link to the website:

http://www.quiltethnic.com/mainland.html

Jeanne

 

 
From: stormshaddow9/12/06 1:27 AM 
To: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 38) 
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So the 'ukelele'(sp?) isn't precontact?
 

 
From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon9/12/06 12:37 PM 
To: stormshaddow  (8 of 38) 
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Nope, 'ukulele isn't precontact. The Portuguese brought a small guitar with them called a braguinha. And the Hawaiians made it all their own.

Here's an interesting link:

http://www.geocities.com/~ukulele/history.html

I love history and finding out things like this.

Yesterday, I did a google search on Hawaiian quilting and went off in another direction - Native American quilting and patchwork. Looks like Native Americans took quilting and patchwork and made it unique to their cultures and artistic ways, too.

Jeanne

 

 
From: stormshaddow9/12/06 1:04 PM 
To: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 38) 
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>>....ukulele isn't precontact.......<<

Ok!

What about the pineapple.....Didn't they grow there precontact?

 

 
From: ctj5279/12/06 2:51 PM 
To: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 38) 
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Good afternoon,  Jeanne!

And welcome to our small (though always interesting ) on-line chat group...

(Nudge nudge/wink wink)...

All kidding aside:

Intriguing exchanges!

FYI...

Later...

Peace...

 

 

 
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