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Kamehemeha’s Last Battle

The Last Battle Kamehameha I began a war of conquest, winning his first major skirmish in the battle of Mokuʻōhai (a fight between Kamehameha and Kiwalaʻo in July, 1782 at Keʻei, south of Kealakekua Bay on the Island of Hawaiʻi.) Kiwalaʻo was killed. By 1795, having fought his last major battle at Nuʻuanu on O‘ahu…

The Great Mahele

The Great Māhele: The Origin Of Hawaiian Land Titles At the time of Captain Cook’s contact with the Hawaiian Islands the land was divided into several independent Kingdoms. By right of conquest, each King was owner of all the lands within his jurisdiction. After selecting lands for himself, the King allotted the remaining to the…

Molokai in a Nutshell

Molokai is a very special place here in Hawaii, a place shrouded in secrecy and mystery even to locals from the different islands. My friends were always surprise at my extensive knowledge of the island – its place names, stories and people. My father, who is a photographer, is an expert in Molokai place names….

Outrigger Canoe Paddling