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Ask A Mortician

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Visiting Hawaii's Tragic & Remote Leprosy Colony

Kalaupapa is a gorgeous place that represents a dark period of Hawaiian history. Thank you to the supporters of Patron who make these videos possible. Our Store with MERCH!! MY BOOK IS HERE (hardcover, ebook, or audiobook): BOOK in the UK: Co-Op Funeral Home in Seattle: WHERE ELSE YOU CAN FIND ME Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: CREDITS Mortician: Caitlin Doughty Writing & Research: Louise Hung Editor & Graphics: Landis Blair READ MORE “A Wholesome Horror: The Stigmas of Leprosy in 19th Century Hawaii”. Ron Amundsen, University of Hawaii at Hilo. Disabilities Studies Quarterly, Vol. 30, 2010. “Imposition of a Western Judicial System in the Hawaiian Monarchy” “A Brief History of Kalaupapa” “Taken From Their Families: The Dark History of Hawaii’s Leprosy Colony” “Hawaii’s Father Damien: From Priesthood to Sainthood” “The Strange Case of Father Damien [parts 1-3]” “Exploring the Tragic Beauty of Hawaii’s Remote Kalaupapa”