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Paniolo History

Dr. Billy Bergin Dr. Billy Bergin
Alvin Kawamoto Alvin Kawamoto
Fern White Fern White

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Malika heads to the Big Island where she takes us on a journey through paniolo history in this exclusive three-part series.

Dr. Billy Bergin literally wrote the book on paniolo history. His three part series, Loyal to the Land, not only catalogs nearly 200 years at Parker Ranch, but also goes behind that story to feature people, the families, and the lifestyle. Malika is in Waimea to find out what it means to be paniolo.

The art of paniolo saddle-making is practiced by only a handful of people. It's a labor of love for local paniolo, Alvin Kawamoto. Malika found out just how much work goes into creating them.

Earlier, Malika introduced us to the paniolo lifestyle and the art of saddle-making. Now she's getting into the saddle herself. She couldn't have asked for a better teacher. Fern White, the Hawaiian cowgirl, shows Malika how to rodeo!

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