Hawaiian Gazette Reports Americanization Program for Schools in Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Gazette


On April 3, 1906, the Hawaiian Gazette reported on page 6:

“As a means of inculcating patriotism in the schools, the Board of Education has agreed upon a plan of patriotic observance to be followed in the celebration of notable days in American history, this plan being a composite drawn from the several submitted by teachers in the department for the consideration of the Board. It will be remembered that at the time of the celebration of the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, an agitation was begun looking to a better observance of these notable national holidays in the schools, as tending to inculcate patriotism in a school population that needed that kind of teaching, perhaps, more than the mainland children do–although patriotism is inculcated in the schools there, also.

The matter was taken up by the school department, at once, and the teachers were asked to submit their views upon it. The result is embodied in the “patriotic program” printed herewith, which represents the best educational thought of the Territory. The program follows, and will be sent out officially in pamphlet form as a guide to teachers in the observance of national days in the schools.”

The term “inculcate” is defined as “to cause something to be learned by someone by repeating it again and again.” This is another word for “indoctrination” that is defined as “the process of inculcating ideas, attitudes, cognitive strategies or a professional methodology (see doctrine). It is often distinguished from education by the fact that the indoctrinated person is expected not to question or critically examine the doctrine they have learned.”

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To download the Patriotic Program pamphlet click here.

According to the U.S. Library of Congress’ “Chronicling America“:

“The Hawaiian Gazette was a fervent advocate of the sugar industry and other American economic interests in Hawai‘i. Early on, these interests were in line with those of the Hawaiian monarchy; as such, the Hawaiian Gazette became the official newspaper of the Kingdom in 1865 under King Kamehameha V and was published by James H. Black and the Hawaiian government until 1873. In the mid-1870s, the paper turned decidedly anti-monarchy when the views of King Kalākaua and those of the local oligarchy–a powerful contingent of pro-American, pro-annexation sugar interests–began to diverge. The Hawaiian Gazette attacked Kalākaua’s government for what it regarded as wasteful spending on the King’s coronation ceremony and efforts to revive public performances of Hawaiian chanting and hula. It avidly supported the call for a new government, which was achieved in 1887 when the Bayonet Constitution effectively stripped the king of his power and secured the oligarchy’s political authority. At that time, the Hawaiian Gazette resumed its place as one of the government’s biggest advocates; indeed, several high-ranking members of the oligarchy, including William R. Castle and Sanford B. Dole, would oversee the newspaper in years to come. In January 1893, the paper was among several that refused to print Queen Liliu‘okalani’s protest against the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and painted her efforts to reestablish the Kingdom’s authority as illegal and counterrevolutionary. Following the Queen’s overthrow on January 17, 1893, the Hawaiian Gazette published the proclamation and orders of the new Provisional Government and began referring to Liliu‘okalani as Hawai‘i’s ‘ex-Queen.’ Two weeks later, the paper asserted that it, together with the Pacific Commercial Advertiser , “contained the only true and extended account of the late revolution”and encouraged readers to sign the Provisional Government’s loyalty oath.”

14 thoughts on “Hawaiian Gazette Reports Americanization Program for Schools in Hawai‘i

    • What we are witnessing here is a prime example of a cunning school board whose policies of deceit imposed a 121 year falsehood of an annexed country, the Hawaiian Kingdom. It’s just not true. “Oh what tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” the phrase goes, and yep, now we are beginning to see the great unraveling.

      You are right Keli’i, Auwe! Long live the Hawaiian Kingdom!

  1. This is the very reason we need to continue our education. To learn from the film of the past, run through the projector of today, onto the screen of tomorrow. This education extends out throughout the world on the truth of our country. The Kingdom of Hawai`i: past, present, and future. De-occupy now!

    Aloha `aina

      • Thank you! I’m interested to know what he gas that he feels is worth sharing. TGI mentioned that Fernandez will be including various items and areas, specifically Article 73. I’d really like to hear what he has to say about that since Hawaii gained recognition from Britain, France and the U.S.

        Looking forward to your post!!


      • Can someone ask this man at the meeting this question: what other ethnicity in the world seperates its own people by blood quantum in their own land just so that some people can receive benefits and others can?

    • After further review of the article regarding Kauai meeting I also found that it is being sponsored by The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.


      For whoever attends that meeting it will be a good time to say “Show me the Title”. Where’s the Treaty of Annexation for Hawaii? Show us proof that the Hawaiian Kingdom is extinguished under International Law! etc…

    • Brief description of the event, from my perpsective. Attendance approx. 100. Half were older white people at least a quarter were activists I have seen or know from previous events.
      In my opinion it was a lecture pushing the political agenda for federal recognition. There was no “questions and and answers” section of the lecture. One older kane did get up and give his manao before he left, during the lecture. In closing he did say he learned his history from Dr. Keanu Sai’s books, which he had with him. Hopefully, someone heard that.
      The speaker did begin the history from Kamehameha to present, but the history presented was incomplete, to be polite. I have never experienced anything like this. It was very educational, to see how to spin a story to have it support your position. I think that is only possible when you do not present ALL the facts, or distort the facts.
      The history that was presented did not include the recognition of the Hawaiian Kingdom an independent nation state and the importance of international law in all the historical events that followed. Interesting, considering that is the core of most, if not all, of the legal issues that are being raised.
      The history presented did not address how the congressional acts could not acquire foreign terrritory, but rather was “just the way it was”.
      I went with an open mind, knowing the true history. It was almost unbearable to sit and hear this butchered version of our history, devoid of any legal fact, presented as fact. It took quite a bit to not jump up and disrupt the meeting to correct the presenter, on several occasions.
      With the information that is out there, it is just a matter of time before people see through the lies.

      • Mahalo for reporting back to us, here. Guess u r the eyes and ears of Kauai! : ) thanks for stepping into the butcher shop and maintaining ur composure!

  2. Sounds like what I felt when I first realized that I’ve been living in a lie! Brainwashing take away my language my history my allegiance to Hawaii with America and all the history that goes with it, mind you I appreciative to have learned a lot but now I have to learn more about all the wrong done so that we can humbly move forward to being Deoccupied!

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