May 2022 Newsletter
May 1 - June 12: Chinatown to Battleground: Chinese Americans in Military Service
401 Van Ness Avenue, Ste. 102
San Francisco, CA
July 9-10: San Jose Obon (we'll be there)
Come to one of the largest Obon festivals in Northern California. 640 N 5th St, San Jose, CA
August 3-7: 2022 JACL National Convention
Bally's Las Vegas, NV
August 4-6: OCA's 2022 National Convention
Bally's Las Vegas, NV
If you have an event that you would like us to mention and or to participate in, please feel free to let us know.
The Hawaii Prince’s American Experience
Humehume was a son of King Kaumualiʻi, last independent ruler of the Hawaiian Islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. He traveled around the world, grew up on the East Coast of America, served in the United States military, and led a failed rebellion on his home island of Kauaʻi.
By the time of Humehume’s birth (c. 1798), Asians and Pacific Islanders had already long traveled the oceans of the world. In fact one of the members of Magellan’s crew on his voyage to circumnavigate (1591-1521) the world was a slave named Enrique who came from Malaysia. Some say that he may have been the first person to travel around the world.
So it was not uncommon for Asians and Pacific Islanders to be members of voyages to all parts of the world. And likewise not surprising that there were Hawaiians like Humehume living in the United States during the early 1800s.
Just how Humehume ended up in New England and being in the US Navy is the focus of this article. This is about Humehume’s American experience.
My Auntie's Dango
Part 4 of AACP's Comfort Food Series
When my family visited relatives in Papa’aloa, Hawaii, Up Auntie* or her daughter, Mitsue, made this for breakfast.
Cooking was done on a kerosene stove using a large cast iron pan. A big gob of Crisco was melted in the pan to keep the dango from sticking. They made one large dango. When sufficiently cooked, they’d hang it on a nail next to the stove to cool. The dango was cut in a pie shape so everyone got some crispy crust. I make my dango smaller because it’s easier to flip and for health reasons, I use vegetable oil. I have cooling racks so I don’t have to hang my dango on a nail.
AAPI Heritage Month Featured Books
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Biographies and Memoirs
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