BILL MAIOHO: A FAMILY’S KULEANA

Monday, May 17th, 2010 by

Bill Kaiheekai Maioho continues a 191-year-old family tradition of caring for the bones of 24 generations of Kamehamehas as kahu, or caretaker, of the Royal Mausoleum. Maioho’s family watches over the royal iwi, or bones, and assists in mausoleum chapel services. He makes sure that visitors are respectful as they enter a place that “exudes mana [spiritual power].”

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