Kealiimaikai Took to Wife the High Chiefess Kalikookalani

Kealiimaikai took to wife the high chiefess Kalikookalani of the Kalaninuiamamao line. They had an only daughter whom they named Kaoanaeha, described by old historians as strikingly handsome. Just about this time there arrived at the port of Kailua, Hawaii, two of England’s sons, pioneers, who had come to cast their lot among the aborigines of these isles of the Pacific. Their presence raised quite a commotion and when the news reached King Kamehameha he immediately sent one of his bodyguards to extend to them the hand of welcome with a message that it was his majesty’s pleasure to meet […]

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Keoua Kalanikupuapaikalani-Nui

Keoua Kalanikupuapaikalani-Nui, styled Keoua-nui, was the son of Keeaumoku-nui, second son of Keaweikekahialiiokamoku, King of Hawaii, by his second wife, Princess Kalanikauleleieiwi, granddaughter of Iwikauikaua (whose celebrated kapu was the torchlight burnt at mid-day) and daughter of the high chiefess Keakea-lani-wahine. Keoua’s mother was Kamakaimoku, of the renowned family of chiefs of Kau, the I’s. This child Keoua was reared carefully with the utmost dignity due to his birth, for his father was a “Pio,” which was considered among royalties as the highest rank in the realm. The blood running in his veins had come from Liloa and Umi in

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Keoua’s Wives

On the arrival of Keoua he found his cousin had grown up to be a most agreeable and fascinating woman, and soon the pair had an understanding that not a long courtship would be necessary. Kekuiapoiwa was well pleased with her cousin’s looks and manners. As compared with all previous hoaos this one excelled in magnificence, for the two young scions were blood royal of the grand old king Keaweikekahialiiokamoku paternally and maternally in direct line. Everything came off happily and merrily. Every desire of the family had been granted and hopes for the future of the nation were centered

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Liliha and Kiwalao

Liliha and Kiwalao had only one child, a daughter, who was named Keopuolani, who became one of Kamehameha’s consorts, the third in the line avowed by the aliis and people alike. His first queen was Kaahumanu, daughter of the great warrior, Keeaumoku Nohonaapeape, and grand-daughter of Kekaulike, king of Maui and adjacent islands of Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokini. Kamehameha by his great power and valor was now the Alii Aimoku of all the islands save Kauai, an absolute monarch, and everything he did was looked upon by the chiefs and people as right and lawful. As the young Princess

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Queen Kaahumanu brings up Twins of Frenchman Jasson Rives

In Queen Kaahumanu’s court there were two little girls whom she had taken to bring up, twins, daughters of the pioneer Frenchman, Mons. Jasson Rives (whose Hawaiian name designated by Queen Kaahumanu was Luahine), who had landed on these shores and become the Aikane-Punahele of Prince Liholiho, the heir apparent to the throne. He had taken to wife Holau II, a descendant of Kaihikapumahana, the only daughter of Lonoikamakahiki Kapuokalani and his wife Kaikilanialiiwahine o Puna and sister of Keawehanauikawalu, ancestor of Kekuanaoa, father of the last line of the Kamehamehas. Mrs. Judd spoke of the twin girls as becomingly

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Kalokuokamaile, First offspring of Keoua

How to return to the first memoirs of this narrative, we shall speak of Kalokuokamaile, the first offspring of Keoua, whom we left as a child. Years have passed by and Kalokuokamaile has grown up a strong, athletic man, of good and mild nature, with no selfish or ambitious, motives. His single aim was to secure the happiness and contentment of his people. His mother had died and now he was the ruler of the kingdom in her stead. He had already taken a wife from the neighboring district of Kahikinui and Honuaula, ruled over by a chief family of

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The fourth of the line of Keoua’s wives was Kamakaehikuli. She bore him a son named Kaleimamahu, who married Kaheiheimalie and had a daughter named Kekauluohi, mother of King Lunalilo. No sooner than news of the death of Kamehameha V. had reached all parts of the islands William Lunalilo was acclaimed as the choice of the people, from Hawaii to Niihau. Prince William Lunalilo, being a member of the royal house of Keoua by his mother Kekauluohi, was the most favored choice of the whole nation, to await the final approval of the Legislature, and he ascended the throne with

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Kamehameha II

Returning to the Kamehameha line, we come next to Kinau, second daughter of the old sovereign by Kaheiheimalie, who became princess regent of the islands. She married first her cousin, Kahalaia, and had one son, but unfortunately both father and son died young. As it was important that in the position she held, that of an alii of highest rank, her line should be increased, she took unto herself an alii descended of an old line of noted warrior kings, Keawehanaui Kawalu, only son of Lonoikamakahiki Kapuokalani and Kaikilanialiiwahine o Puna, the ancestors of Kekuanaoa. Their firstborn was Moses Kekuaiwa,

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Kauikeouli, Kamehameha III, consulting about Select Schools

It was at this time that Kauikeouli, Kamehameha III, was seriously consulting with his chiefs about establishing a select school for the children of royal and chiefly families. The site was already provided by the king, being on the lot where the old barracks now stands. It took more than a year to construct the building, which was one of adobe of the old Spanish style, a square edifice enclosing a central court. With the assistance of Dr. Judd the choice of teachers and a general manager was made, Mr. Amos S. Cooke and his wife, of the missionary colony,

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History of the Father of Hawaiian Kings

In compliance with the wishes of a great many who are still unacquainted with the history of that famous chieftain known in his time and during the reign of King Kaleiopuu his half-brother, over the Island of Hawaii, as Keoua-nui, or Kalanikupuapaikalani-nui-Keoua, I shall here with endeavor to give a meager narration of incidents in the life of that personage, together with brief memoirs of the illustrious Kamehameha dynasty, also of collateral branches of the Keoua line. It will be a record of some leading events and important sayings in the lives of those great Hawaiians of the periods immediately

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