Yes, the language was banned, and in 2018 a Hawai'ian professor Kaleikoa Ka'eo was arrested for speaking Hawai'ian in court despite Hawai'ian *technically* being an officially recognized language.
Neofeud is a game about my experiences growing up in Hawaii's ghetto, being a social worker & STEM teacher for poor, homeless, refugees, mostly non-white kids in slums of Hawaii the tour buses avoid. 100% of sales go to housing and feeding more Hawai'ians.
Many Americans think that Hawai'ians lived in huts prior to colonization. The US actually de-industrialized Hawai'i. Before 1898, Hawai'i already had electricity, mass transit, railroads. Iolani palace had electric lights before the White House.
Hawaii also had a higher literacy rate than the US, and Europe before colonization, the banning of our culture and language, erasure of our history, and ghettoization. Hawai'ians were also often bi- or trilingual, and world-renowned diplomats.
Help me do more indigenous education and make anti-capitalist anti-imperialist games at the Silver Spook hui (cooperative/commune) where we're trying to house and feed as is our kuleana (responsibility):
https://streamlabs.com/silverspook (direct support)
Neofeud - a cyberpunk game I created about my experiences as a ghettoized Hawaiian under US racialized capitalism / colonialism https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
Here's another mega-thread specifically on my game Neofeud about my life as an impoverished Hawai'ian, social worker and STEM teacher for other poor/homeless, refracted through the lens of satirical cyberpunk #AAPI
Asians, esp Chinese, were a threat to the white capitalist oligarchy because of the hui (worker-coop) system which had a similar meaning in both Hawaiian AND Chinese (AND Vietnamese, I later learned talking to
Thread on Hawaii-Chinese history:
@silverspookgames Reminds me of European comicbooks from the past 50 years, where the hero would go to such an area for whatever reason... and yeah it'd be huts. And in fact, it would be written in such a way that some natives joined the white colonizer, wear their clothes, live in houses, etc... and they would be considered traitors for "not staying true to the ways of their ancestors". That being: living in huts.
@silverspookgames Right, I'm gonna stop looking at "ethnic stereotypes in european comics" on google images. Geez.
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