King kamehameha

Learn about the fascinating life and achievements of King Kamehameha, the legendary Hawaiian leader who united the islands and left a lasting impact. Discover the rich history and cultural significance of this iconic figure in Hawaiian history.
This statue of King Kamehameha I was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by Hawaii in 1969. Ancient Hawaii, Washington Dc Capitol, Hawaiian People, Hawaii Islands, The Miracle Worker, National Cathedral, King Kamehameha, Hawaiian Dancers, United States Capitol

King Kamehameha I was born at Kokoiki in the Kohala district of the Island of Hawai'i about 1758. He grew into a courageous warrior and was said to have overturned the huge Naha Stone in Hilo. According to native belief, such a feat indicated superhuman strength and foreshadowed the inevitable conquest of all of Hawai'i. Upon the death of his uncle, Chief Kalaniopu'u, Kamehameha received custody of the war gods and the temples, while the late chief's son, Kiwala'ō, inherited the island…

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At the time of Captain Cook’s arrival (1778-1779), the Hawaiian Islands were divided into four chiefdoms: (1) the island of Hawaiʻi under the rule of Kalaniʻōpuʻu, who also had possession of the Hāna district of east Maui; (2) Maui (except the Hāna district,) Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe, ruled by Kahekili; (3) Oʻahu, under the rule of Kahahana; and (4) Kauaʻi and Niʻihau, Kamakahelei was ruler. Kalaniʻōpuʻu was born about 1729; he died in April 1782. His brother was Keōua and his son…

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