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Sailors receiving hula lessons


Image from Bishop Museum Archives, Honolulu, Hawaii. Images are not to be re-used without permission.

The interactions between the military and civilian residents of Hawaiʻi varied a great deal. Entertainers like this hula troupe were always welcomed by men who missed the sight of women, and many local people were hospitable and friendly to men who were far from home. At other times, however, friction developed. Cultural misunderstandings sometimes led to attitude problems, anger, and fights.

Call Number: Military. War. WWII. Entertainment.
Artifact Number: SP_86706
Location: Bishop Museum Archives