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For more information on Kauaʻi, go to Kauaʻi - Wahi Pana
(Base Map Island of Kauai, County of Kauai, Territory of Hawaii, c. 1939)
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Hanapēpē Salt Pond
Hanapepe Salt Ponds on the island of Kauai and the ancient Hawaiian cultural practice of producing salt unique to this place, is in jeopardy of being destroyed. This site is over 1000 years old. This is how one family carries on a tradition handed down from their ancestors.
Hui Hana Paʻakai o Hanapēpē
On the Hanapēpē coast of Kauaʻi, 22 salt maker families have passed on the traditional methods of making paʻakai (Hawaiian salt) for generations. Each year, the families dig wells, harvest a special clay from the area, and mālama the salt bed to produce paʻakai for the community.
Protecting Paʻakai in Hanapēpē
Right off the coast of Kauaʻi, 22 salt maker families of Hanapēpē have passed on the traditional methods of making paʻakai (Hawaiian salt) for generations.
Traditional Salt Making in Hawaii
Salt crystals are raked from drying ponds near Salt Pond Beach Park in Kauai, supervised by Hui Hana Pa'akai.
PBS Hawaiʻi Hiki Nō Episode 310 - Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and Salt Pond
Students feature the making of Hawaiian salt or paakai from ocean water at the salt ponds in Hanapepe with traditional methods passed down from generations of several families. Aired June 21, 2012.
Native Stories Podcast - Hanapēpē Salt Flats
Panel discussion on the issues surrounding the historic practices and management of the Hanapēpē Salt Ponds and current conflict over the area’s different uses, including Maverick Helicopter’s recent request for a zoning permit.
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Hawaiʻi Pacific Collection
Ka Hana ʿana i ka Paʿakai
book by Uʿilani Kaʿohelauliʿi and Amy Kalili
located in the Hawaiʻi Pacific Puke Heluhelu - H Pae 2 Kaʻo
See how salt is harvested in Hanapēpē on the island of Kauaʻi.
Hanapēpē - Vertical File (HR-VF) physically located in the Hawaiʻi Pacific Reserve Section
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