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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Brady Bunch Flashback

From the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Bulletin of Aug. 19, 2005:

Kawananakoa sues, seeking return of Hawaiian artifacts

The treasures were believed to have been secretly buried in a Big Island cave


Sally Apgar
sapgar@starbulletin.com

Abigail Kawananakoa, a wealthy heiress and descendent of royal Hawaiian blood, filed a federal lawsuit this morning against the Bishop Museum and a controversial native Hawaiian group, demanding the return of Hawaiian treasures believed to have been secretly buried in a Big Island cave.

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Hui Malama reburied the items in Kawaihae cave to honor ancestors and refused repeated requests by the museum to return them. The group allegedly secured the cave from treasure hunters by sealing it with stone, cement and metal rebar.

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[Read the whole story]
Everything I ever needed to know about the preservation of native Hawaiian artifacts I learned from watching the Brady Bunch.

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