Paniolo: Hawaiian Cowboys
Paniolo: Hawaiian Cowboys.
Join Dr. Billy Bergin, local author and expert on Hawaiian ranching and all things paniolo. Dr. Bergin will talk about the introduction of cattle to Hawai‘i in 1793, their protected status, and King Kamehameha III’s decision to bring in a dozen or so vaqueros (Mexican cowboys) in 1833. The vaqueros transformed local cattle tenders into the legendary horsemen of Hawai‘i – including the iconic Jack Purdy and John Palmer Parker, whose cattle operations still exist today.
Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free (park entrance fees apply).
When: Tuesday, August 6 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium