the name Menehune developed a life of its own in the popular
imagination, primarily through commodity culture.
Like the leprechauns in Ireland, both groups who had/have knowledge of
how to effectively practice indigeneity were turned into cute and relatively
harmless beings who do Las Vegas-type magic.
another example of how the powerful belittle and denigrate those they
rule over with the help of words and images.
Bartels. August 22, 1998. Presentation to Ala Wai Watershed Association.
Jae Lee and Loko Willis. 1986. Tales From the Night Rainbow based
on the oral history told by Kaili'ohe Kame'ekua of Kamalo, Moloka'i