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Transforming Hawai‘i

List of Historical Personalities, Gods and Scholars

Alapa‘i

ruler who unified most of Hawai‘i Island in the early 1700s

I‘ī, John Papa

19th-century Hawaiian historian

Ka‘ahumanu

favourite wife of Kamehameha I, and effective ruler during the reign of Kamehameha II and III

Ka‘eokulani

Kahekili of Maui’s half-brother who controlled Kaua‘i in the late 1700s in alliance with Kalanikūpule against Kamehameha

Kahahana

ruler of O‘ahu in the late 1700s who was overthrown by Maui ruler Kahekili

Kahekili

ruler of Maui in the late 1700s who conquered O‘ahu

Kalanikūpule

Maui chief who succeeded Kahekili as ruler of Maui and O‘ahu in the late 1700s until defeated by Kamehameha

Kalani‘ōpu‘u

ruler of Hawai‘i in the late 1700s who succeeded Alapa‘inui

Kamakau, Kēlou

19th-century Kānaka Maoli historian

Kamakau, Samuel M.

19th-century Kānaka Maoli historian

Kame‘eleihiwa, Lilikalā

contemporary Kānaka Maoli historian

Kamehameha

nephew of ruler of Hawai‘i, Kalani‘ōpu‘u, unified the Hawaiian chain in 1790s

Kamehameha-nui

son of Maui ruler Kekaulike and nephew of Kalani‘ōpu‘u, ruler of Hawai‘i Island, who succeeded his father as ruler of Maui in the mid-1700s

Kanaloa

one of the four principal gods of the Kānaka Maoli pantheon

Kāne

one of the four principal gods of the Kānaka Maoli pantheon, the creator god and god of waters and irrigation, to whom kalo (taro) was sacred

Kaumuali‘i

the last ruler of Kaua‘i before it was taken over by Kamehameha

Keawemauhili

half-brother of Hawai‘i ruler Kalani‘ōpu‘u and influential warrior and chief supporting Kamehameha

Ke‘eaumoku

powerful chief from Kona, Hawai‘i, who supported Kamehameha throughout his lifetime

Kekūhaupi‘o

famous warrior of Hawai‘i Island who mentored and advised Kamehameha

Keōpūolani

sacred daughter of Hawai‘i chief Kīwala‘ō who became royal wife of Kamehameha

Keōua Kuahu‘ula

younger son of Hawai‘i ruler Kalani‘ōpu‘u who controlled south-east Hawai‘i Island as a rival to Kamehemeha until killed by Kamehameha in 1791

Kepelino

19th-century Kānaka Maoli historian

Kīwala‘ō

oldest son of Kalani‘ōpu‘u who briefly succeeded his father as ruler of Hawai‘i before being killed by Ke‘eaumoku at the battle of Moku‘ōhai in 1782. His daughter, Keōpūolani, became the sacred wife of Kamehameha

Kūali‘i

ruler of O‘ahu in the late 1600s and early 1700s

Kū‘kā‘ili-moku

war god Kū, the carver of lands

Liholiho

son of Kamehameha who succeeded his father as King Kamehameha II in 1819, but died in London in 1824

Malo, David

19th-century Kānaka Maoli historian

Osorio, Jonathon Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole

contemporary Kānaka Maoli historian

Pelei‘ōhōlani

ruler of O‘ahu and Kaua‘i in the late 1700s

Pi‘ilani

ruler of Maui in the mid-1500s

Pukui, Mary Kawena

20th-century Kānaka Maoli scholar

‘Umi-a-Līloa

first unifier of Hawai‘i Island in the late 1500s

Young, Kanalu G. Terry

modern Kānaka Maoli historian


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