After the overthrow of the Hawaiian of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893, the traitors responsible for the coup demanded that the members of the Royal Hawaiian Band sign an oath of loyalty to the new "Provisional" government in order to keep their jobs. Band members loyal to Queen Liliuokalani refused, saying that they would be satisfied with the stones, essentially stating that they'd rather eat rocks than pledge allegiance to the new illegitimate government.
Ellen Prendergast penned a song of resistance called "Kaulana Nā Pua" about the Hawaiian people and their objection to Annexation. Also known as "the Stone Eater's Song," the song tells the story of the heartbroken Royal Hawaiian Band members. "'Ai Pōhaku" means "stone eater" or "eat rocks."
Would you rather eat rocks than acknowledge the current occupation as legitimate? Would you rather eat the stones? Wear your heart on your sleeve with these soft, lightweight tees.
Women's shirts are dark gray V-neck with black lettering and men's shirts are Heather Charcoal with black lettering. Women's shirts run small; order one size up unless you like it snug.
60% Polyester/40% Cotton