Bully Hayes

Bully Hayes was a notorious swindler. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1829 and left at age 18 for Australia. There he began cheating those from whom he borrowed money. In 1870 he was arrested in Samoa for illegal labor recruiting (aka Blackbirding). He hung out with Ben Pease for a while. At Mili he robbed a rival trader, abducted the irooj and his daughter & threatened to flog the irooj. He escaped and continued to harass islanders throughout the atolls. In 1872, 2 US warships chased after him and he was finally arrested in Samoa but was later released. He returned to Micronesia. He was killed 1877 by his cook, Dutch Pete.

Bully Hayes
Bully Hayes

Bully Hayes