Preserving & Perpetuating Hawaiʻi’s Proud & Living Paniolo Heritage
“Paniolo” – The Hawaiian Cowboy
The first cattle were gifted to Hawaiʻi in 1793. Uncontrolled, they eventually plundered villages, gardens and farms. By invitation from King Kamehameha III, vaquero arrived as mentors of the native Hawaiians. Thus began the unique story of the Hawaiian Paniolo.
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THE PANIOLO PRESERVATION SOCIETY exists to promote the heritage of the Hawaiian cowboy. We celebrate the Hawaiian ranching industry and the accomplishments of the generations of paniolo that made that industry possible. Representing all cowboys from all of the Hawaiian islands, our goal is to increase public awareness of the historical, present-day and future significance of Hawaiʻi’s ranching industry and the honored traditions of its paniolo.
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Paniolo Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded solely by those wishing to preserve and promote the ranching heritage of Hawaiʻi.
Your generous support in any amount is appreciated and helps carry on the legacy of the paniolo!
MAHALO from PPS
From Our Blog
Rawhide Ben leading a wild steer at Pohakuloa Mauna KeaEbenezer “Rawhide Ben” Parker Low (Paniolo Hall of Fame Class of 2005) was born in Honolulu, October 4, 1864, the great grandson of John Palmer Parker I and Kipikane. He was handling cows before he was six,...
Paniolo Hall of Fame Class of 2015 In 1832, Godfrey Kainoa’s great-great-grandfather was one of the three original paniolo who came to Hawai‘i Island at the request of King Kamehameha III. His name was Ramon Baesa. He married Mary Kainoa Kupuna from Pololū and lived...