Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart - "We Mahus Believe," "It Was the Bones," "In the Circle" Summary & Analysis

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Yolo is in a circle with other men who are being spoken to about Hawaiian heritage by a woman called Aunty. She talks about being a “mahu” which is a Hawaiian concept of a third gender. Aunty praises a time when mahus thrived in Hawaiian society. Yolo is enamored and is becoming increasingly engaged on his trip.

In “It Was the Bones,” a man named Hugh explains to Kate that his family was responsible for settling a large amount of land in the American West. He acknowledges that they did so simply by stealing it from the native people. He explains how the guilt of this continued to haunt him into his adult life, and he expresses respect for the connection with the land the native people continued to show.

He then tells a story...

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