The Warrior King of Hawai'i

Author: Susan Morrison,Karen Kiefer

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824827007

Category: Children's stories

Page: 85

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A comet blazes across the night sky, heralding the birth of a powerful king who will rule the Islands. Then a baby is spirited away to the mountains to escape a jealous chief wary of the prophecy. As dramatic as a Greek myth, the story of Kamehameha the Great, Hawaii's warrior king, is retold here for readers of all ages. From his childhood in exile to his return to court and the lifting of the great Naha Stone, we follow this brave and ambitious youth as he paves his way to becoming first conqueror and then monarch of a unified Hawaiian kingdom. Recommended for ages 9 and up

Fort Kamehameha

The Story of the Harbor Defenses of Pearl Harbor

Author: William H. Dorrance

Publisher: White Mane Pub


Category: History

Page: 162

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Kamehameha and Vancouver, Rendezvous in Paradise

Author: Jack Kelly

Publisher: Jack Kelly

ISBN: 0983675015

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The relationship between King Kamehameha I and British Captain George Vancouver set the course of history for the Hawaiian people after European contact. The alliance had enormous benefit to them both. In February 1794 they met at Kealakekua Bay. Author Jack Kelly employs extensive research, oral history and local lore to weave a fresh and enlightening perspective on Hawaiian history.

Kamehameha in Kona

two documentary studies

Author: Dorothy B. Barrère

Publisher: Bishop Museum Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 108

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ICON Group International



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The Boy Who Became a Warrior King

Author: Ellie Crowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439591536

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

View: 6379

Chronicles the life of King Kamehameha I from childhood to his ascension to becoming one of Hawaii's greatest leaders, capturing the tension, danger, and triumph of a child who was forced to hide from jealous chiefs who marked him for death. Reprint.


The Rise of a King

Author: David Eyre

Publisher: Kamehameha Schools Press

ISBN: 9780873363228

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4767

"A work of historical fiction based on Hawaiian sources and years of research. The stories shed new light on Kamehameha's upbringing and his lifelong quest to unify the Hawaiian Islands"--Jacket.

The warrior king

Hawaii's Kamehameha the Great

Author: Richard Tregaskis

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co


Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9880

George Anton Schaeffer:

Arm Wrestling Kamehameha

Author: Lee B Croft

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0988476800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 401

View: 4718

This is the second book of a biographical trilogy about German physician George Anton Schaeffer (1779-1836), who administered (in the first book) a secret plan of Russian Tsar Alexander I to kill Napoleon Bonaparte from a balloon during the French invasion of Russia in 1812, then (in this book) as ship's surgeon on the Russian navy ship SUVOROV's "reverse circumnavigation" to the Russian-American Company's outpost in Sitka, Alaska, he is stranded as a guest of Russian-American Governor Alexander Baranov, who sends him to the Hawaiian islands where he meddles in island politics during the reign of King Kamehameha, ruling the island of Kauai as co-regent with its last independent King Kaumuali'i in 1816-7, and finally winds up (in the third book of the trilogy) founding a plantation colony in Brazil called Frankenthal and transporting to Brazil thousands of German mercenaries and their families on behalf of Brazil's first independent Emperor Dom Pedro I and his Hapsburg wife, Dona Leopoldina.

The Hawaiian Kingdom

1854-1874, twenty critical years

Author: Ralph Simpson Kuykendall

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780870224324

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Hawaiian Kingdom, by Ralph S. Kuykendall, is the detailed story of the island monarchy. In the first volume, "Foundation and Transformation," the author gives a brief sketch of old Hawaii before the coming of the Europeans, based on the known and accepted accounts of this early period. He then shows how the arrival of sea rovers, traders, soldiers of forture, whalers, scoundrels, missionaries, and statesmen transformed the native kingdom, and how the foundations of modern Hawaii were laid. In the second volume, "Twenty Critical Years," the author deals with the middle period of the kingdom's history, when Hawaii was trying to insure her independence while world powers maneuvered for dominance in the Pacific. It was an important period with distinct and well-marked characteristics, but the noteworthy changes and advances which occurred have received less attention from students of history than they deserve. Much of the material is taken from manuscript sources and appears in print for the first time in the second volume.

History of the Hawaiian Kingdom

Author: Norris Whitfield Potter,Lawrence M. Kasdon,Ann Rayson

Publisher: Bess Press

ISBN: 9781573061506

Category: History

Page: 201

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- Chapters covering unification of the kingdom, contact with westerners, the Mahele, the influence of the sugar industry, and the overthrow of the monarchy, rewritten for easier readability - New color illustrations, including paintings by Herb Kawainui K ne, never-before-published portraits of the monarchs, vintage postcards, and then and now photographs - Photographs, drawings, and primary source documents from local archives and collections - Challenging vocabulary defined in the text margins - Appendixes covering the formation of the islands, Hawai'i's geography, and Polynesian migration - A timeline and a bibliography

Death Rites and Hawaiian Royalty

Funerary Practices in the Kamehameha and Kalakaua Dynasties, 1819-1953

Author: Ralph Thomas Kam

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476628610

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 9047

 The bones of Hawaii’s King Kamehameha the Great were hidden at night in a secret location. In contrast, his successor Kamehameha III had a half-mile-long funeral procession to the Royal Tomb watched by thousands. Drawing on missionary journals, government publications and Hawaiian and English language newspapers, this book describes changes in funerary practices for Hawaiian royalty and details the observance of each royal death beginning with that of Kamehameha in 1819. Funeral observances of Western royalty provided an extravagant model for their Hawaiian counterparts yet many indigenous practices endured. Mourners no longer knocked out their teeth or tattooed their tongues but mass wailing, feather standards and funeral dirges continued well into the 20th century. Dozens of historic drawings and photographs provide rare glimpses of the obsequies of the Kamehameha and Kalākaua dynasties. Descriptions of the burial sites provide locations of the final resting places of Hawaii’s royalty.

Who Owns the Crown Lands of Hawai_i?

Author: Jon M. Van Dyke

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824832117

Category: History

Page: 485

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The 1846 Mahele (division) transformed the lands of Hawai'i from a shared value into private property, but left many issues unresolved. Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha III) agreed to the Mahele, which divided all land among the mō 'ī (king), the ali'i (chiefs), and the maka'ā ī nana (commoners), in the hopes of keeping the lands in Hawaiian hands even if a foreign power claimed sovereignty over the Islands. The king's share was further divided into Government and Crown Lands, the latter managed personally by the ruler until a court decision in 1864 and a statute passed in 1865 declared that they could no longer be bought or sold by the mō 'ī and should be maintained intact for future monarchs. After the illegal overthrow of the monarchy in 1893, Government and Crown Lands were joined together, and after annexation in 1898 they were managed as a public trust by the United States. At statehood in 1959, all but 373,720 acres of Government and Crown Lands were transferred to the State of Hawai'i. The legal status of Crown Lands remains controversial and misunderstood to this day. In this engrossing work, Jon Van Dyke describes and analyzes in detail the complex cultural and legal history of Hawai'i's Crown Lands. He argues that these lands must be examined as a separate entity and their unique status recognized. Government Lands were created to provide for the needs of the general population; Crown Lands were part of the personal domain of Kamehameha III and evolved into a resource designed to support the mō 'ī , who in turn supported the Native Hawaiian people. The question of who owns Hawai'i's Crown Lands today is of singular importance forNative Hawaiians in their quest for recognition and sovereignty, and this volume will become a primary resource on a fundamental issue underlying Native Hawaiian birthrights.

Statute Laws of His Majesty Kamehameha III, King of the Hawaiian Islands, Passed by the Houses of Nobles and Representatives ... A.D. [1845-1847], to which are Appended the Acts of Public Recognition and the Treaties with Other Nations

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hawaii

Page: N.A

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