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By Noenoe K. Silva

In 1897, as a white oligarchy made plans to permit the U.S. to annex Hawai'i, local Hawaiians prepared an important petition force to protest. Ninety-five percentage of the local inhabitants signed the petition, inflicting the annexation treaty to fail within the U.S. Senate. This occasion was once unknown to many modern Hawaiians until eventually Noenoe ok. Silva rediscovered the petition within the strategy of gaining knowledge of this e-book. With few exceptions, histories of Hawai'i were dependent solely on English-language resources. they've got no longer taken under consideration the millions of pages of newspapers, books, and letters written within the mom tongue of local Hawaiians. through carefully interpreting lots of those records, Silva fills a very important hole within the ancient list. In so doing, she refutes the long-held concept that local Hawaiians passively authorized the erosion in their tradition and lack of their kingdom, exhibiting that they actively resisted political, financial, linguistic, and cultural domination. Drawing on Hawaiian-language texts, essentially newspapers produced within the 19th century and early 20th, Silva demonstrates that print media was once primary to social communique, political organizing, and the perpetuation of Hawaiian language and tradition. a robust critique of colonial historiography, Aloha Betrayed presents a much-needed heritage of local Hawaiian resistance to American imperialism.

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In May 1819, Kamehameha died after a long and illustrious life. He named his son, Liholiho, as his successor, but bequeathed the war akua, K¯uk¯a¿ilimoku, to Liholiho’s cousin, Kekuaokalani. Kamehameha himself had inherited K¯uk¯a¿ilimoku when Kalani¿¯opu¿u died, leaving the reign to his son, Kiwala¿¯o. ∑≠ Kamehameha had been grooming Liholiho since childhood to take over his rule, but it is possible that he observed that the young man might falter, and so in e√ect arranged for Kekuaokalani as a backup.

Change in the religions, put together with pagan religions. 10. Change in medical practice. 11. ’’≤∂ However neither the reiteration nor a corresponding sentence to ‘‘Such is the end of a transgressor’’ appear in the Hawaiian text. It is likely that the sentiment was taken from a statement three pages earlier, in which Kamakau faults Cook for accepting the o√erings made to several akua and for eating the things consecrated to those akua. ‘‘No laila, ua hahau mai ke akua i¯a ia’’ (So the akua struck him), wrote Kamakau.

When she told ¿Olopana’s daughter, Kaupe¿a, about her handsome brother, Kauma¿ili¿ula, Kaupe¿a desired to sail to Hawai¿i to meet him. Kaupe¿a then initiated a voyage, after which she met and lived with Kauma¿ili¿ula, became pregnant, and while pregnant sailed back to her homeland of Kuaihelani. ∞≤ Among the voyagers to Hawai¿i Kamakau mentions the akua K¯ane, Kanaloa, K¯u, and Lono, as well as Pele and her family. In the translation this part of the narrative is omitted, which means that readers of the English miss crucial information for understanding the nature of akua in the nineteenth-century Hawaiian imaginary.

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