Traditional Hawaiian fishing talk scheduled


Alika Tejada, pukaua, or war leader, for the high chief at Pu‘ukohola Heiau in Kohala, will present a program about traditional Hawaiian fishing practices from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the Lyman Museum.

For early Hawaiians, the primary source of dietary protein was always fish and shellfish. Hear Tejada share his knowledge of traditional Hawaiian fishing methods, and the manufacture and use of the implements that made them successful.

Learn how various hooks, cordage, lures, nets and other items were made from local resources and used to the economic and spiritual benefit of the Hawaiian people.

The Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum at 276 Haili St. in Hilo showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawaii.

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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