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 Boy Who Became a Warrior King
Author: Ellie Crowe
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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
The Warrior King of Hawai'i
Author: Susan Morrison,Karen Kiefer
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Children's stories
Hawaii's Kamehameha the Great
Author: Richard Tregaskis
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
"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 Rise of a King
Author: David Eyre
Publisher: Kamehameha Schools Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From the hiding of the bones of Kamehameha the Great, to the half-mile-long funeral procession of King Kamehameha III, to the somber return of the embalmed remains of King Kalākaua from San Francisco, Hawaii experienced changing responses to the deaths of Hawaiian royalty. Missionary journals, government publications, and articles in Hawaiian and English language newspapers provide the source material for the first comprehensive look at the transformation of funerary practices following permanent contact with the West. The documentary evidence tells the story of the adoption of new ways of honoring Hawaii royalty and the persistence of traditional practices. Although the funeral observances for British royalty provided an extravagant model for their Hawaii counterparts, indigenous practices survived. While mourners no longer knocked out their teeth or tattooed their tongues, other traditional forms--the mass wailing, feather standards, and composing of funeral dirges--continued well into the twentieth century. Besides the contemporaneous accounts, dozens of historic drawings and photographs provide rarely seen glimpses of the obsequies of the Kamehameha and Kalākaua dynasties. Burial locations, too, saw transformation as secret burial caves and thatched structures housing ancient bones gave way to coral sepulchers, Gothic mausoleums and underground crypts. The description of the burial sites includes the locations of the final resting places of the royalty of Hawaii.
Funerary Practices in the Kamehameha and Kalākaua Dynasties, 1819-1953
Author: Ralph Thomas Kam
Category: Social Science
two documentary studies
Author: Dorothy B. Barrère
Publisher: Bishop Museum Press
Category: Social Science
The Life and Times of Kamehameha the Great of Hawaii
Author: Kathleen D. Mellen
Circumstances attendant to the Napoleonic wars in Europe caused Dr. George Anton Schaeffer (1779-1836) and his wife Barbara to move to Moscow, Russia, in 1810. They do well in Moscow society, gaining influential friends and considerable wealth in George's venture to manufacture laudanum as an anesthetic for the military. They become Russian citizens, move into a large house with servants, and, in early 1812, have a daughter Inga. When Napoleon Bonaparte violates the terms of the Tilsit Treaty of friendship with Russia in June of that year and invades Russia with his Grande Armee of more than a half million soldiers, George accepts from Moscow's Governor-General Fyodor Rostopchin a position as administrator of a secret project of Tsar Alexander I to construct a shark-shaped, hydrogen-filled, rotor-wing-powered, balloon from which to drop timed-fuse explosives on Napoleon and his soldiers before the critical Battle of Borodino for Moscow on 26 August (7 September on the French calendar), 1812. After the attempt fails, George is in charge of evacuating the balloon project to Nizhnii Novgorod as Napoleon and his army occupies Moscow. After a hard winter in Nizhnii Novgorod, George disassociates himself from the "balloon master," Franz Leppich and takes up residence in a St. Petersburg mansion. In order to avoid threatening legal consequences of his involvement in the failed balloon project, George signs on to a Russian Navy Ship, the SUVOROV, which is (in this second book of the trilogy) making a "reverse circumnavigation" (west to east) of the world in order to supply the outpost of the Russian-American Company in Sitka, Alaska. He leaves his wife Barbara and daughter Inga in affluent circumstances in St. Petersburg for over five years, while he travels the world. He is stranded in Sitka because of disagreements with the SUVOROV's Captain Mikhail Lazarev. and, in the fall of 1815 he is sent by Russian-American Governor Alexander Baranov on a mission to the Hawaiian islands. There he uses his astonishing skill in language acquisition to gain the favor of King Kamehameha and his most powerful Queen Ka'ahumanu to be granted a lease on the O'ahu district of Waikiki to grow crops to sustain the Sitka outpost. There he quarrels with Kamehameha's English advisor John Young and finds himself at odds with the island-trading Captains of both U.S. and British ships. These troubles cause him to leave O'ahu with a significant portion of his party of Russians and Aleuts from Alaska and seek sanctuary on the island of Kaua'i with its King Kaumuali'i, who is dissatisfied with his 1810 agreement to cede future control of his dominion to Kamehameha and his successors. George and King Kaumualii become close as a result of George's promises to make Kauai a protectorateship of the Russian Tsar, something he really did not have the authority to do. But George is given significant land on Kauai (e.g. Hanalei) as his personal possession, and manages the building of three forts on the island, two of which have remnants still in evidence. By summer of 1817, however, George's situation on Kaua'i and in the Hawaiian islands generally, is eroded to the point that he has to flee on the American ship PANTHER, whose Captain he had once rescued from a severe dental infection. From Hawaii, George travels (in the third book of the trilogy) to Canton, China, where Sir Anders Ljundstedt, the Swedish consul, gives him legal and financial aid enabling him to travel back to Europe through Rio de Janeiro to reunite with his wife and daughter. A significant part of the relation tells us what his wife Barbara's life was like in St. Petersburg during the five years of his absence, and this involves some highly colorful characters, including John Quincy Adams, General Alexander Tormasov, Nikolai and Ekaterina Karamzin, Peter Dobell, and Count Fyodor "The American" Tolstoy. But George and Barbara decide to liquidate their assets and leave Russia...
Arm Wrestling Kamehameha
Author: Lee B Croft
Category: Biography & Autobiography
King Kamehameha I is widely popular throughout Hawaii and known throughout the rest of the world. He is most known for being the one to finally unite all of the islands of Hawaii into a single kingdom-the Kingdom of Hawaii back in the early 19th century. This biography provides an inside look into the public and private life of King Kamehameha I-the people who surrounded him, the decades he spent slowly piecing together and uniting the Kingdom of Hawaii, the years he spent solidifying and ruling that newly built kingdom, and the legacy he left behind. On reading this book you will not only have a richer understanding of the life and achievements of King Kamehameha I but of the history of Hawaii and how the nation (which later became a state of the United States) was born. In the six chapters of this biography, you will find: * A timeline of key events in King Kamehameha I's life which can be used for quick reference * Brief biographical descriptions of the key people who were part of King Kamehameha's I life to help those who struggle with the Hawaiian names orient themselves and keep track of the people involved in the story. * The full story of King Kamehameha I and everything that is known about his birth, life, achievements, and death. * A brief overview of King Kamehameha II through V who managed to preserve the kingdom King Kamehameha I tirelessly fought to build and carry on the legacy he left behind. Whether you are interested in learning more about the man himself or the important role he played in Hawaiian history, this is the book for you!
Warrior King of the Hawaiian Islands
Author: Leilani Makua
Environmental Impact Statement
Author: Stephen Desha,Frances N. Frazier
Containing the Acts and Resolutions Passed by the Houses of Nobles and Representatives, During the Twenty-third Year of His Reign, and the Sixth Year of His Public Recognition, A.D. 1848
The Story of the Harbor Defenses of Pearl Harbor
Author: William H. Dorrance
Publisher: White Mane Pub
King of the Hawaiian Islands : Passed by the Houses of Nobles and Representatives
passed by the nobles and representatives at their session, 1852
Category: Constitutional law
Passed by the Nobles and Representatives, at Their Session ...
Category: Session laws