SANTA CLAUS from Hawaii
By Amelia Kuulei Gora, One of Kamehameha's descendants (2010)
SANTA Claus, a character based on fourth-century bishop Nicholas -" a patron saint of the Dutch Amsterdam, named by Dutch merchants and sailors. Saint Nicholas/Sint Nikolaas; Sinterklaus were names given by the Dutch.
The following documents Santa Claus, a fictional character, promoted by American deviants and businessmen over time with background and noted:
1812 A HISTORY OF NEW YORK"by Diedrich Knickerbocker (1812) by Washington Irving was published. Santa Claus was mentioned.
Background: John Jacob Astor, who mistreated Indians, had paid Washington Irving to write favorably about him.
John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) was an American capitalist whose business was Fur. (Note: Notice how Santa Claus outfit is made of Fur.)
1837 "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas" also known as "Twas the Night before Christmas" book by Clement Moore was printed and promoted.