Hurricane with a History: Hawaiian Newspapers Illuminate an 1871 Storm

  title={Hurricane with a History: Hawaiian Newspapers Illuminate an 1871 Storm},
  author={Steven Businger and M. Puakea Nogelmeier and Pauline W. U. Chinn and Thomas Schroeder},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
AbstractHigh literacy rates among Native Hawaiians in the nineteenth century and publication of more than 100 Hawaiian-language newspapers from 1834 to 1948 produced the largest archive of indigenous writing in the Western Hemisphere. These newspapers extend our knowledge of historical environmental events and natural disasters back into the early nineteenth century and deeper into precontact times. Articles reporting observations of meteorological events allowed the authors to reconstruct the… 

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