The story of Hawaii

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American Book Co., 1912 - History - 272 pages
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The arrival of Hawaii-Loa -- The tales of Hawaii-Loa -- Later voyages -- The story of Umi -- Early Spanish Arrivals -- The Discovery by Cook -- Kamehameha -- The reign of Kamehameha II -- Kaahumanu -- Hawaii and the outside world -- Progress in Hawaii.

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A precocious history revealing little known history of pre Capt. Cook arrival by Spanish and Mexican explorers, the real story of the purposes, acts and reasons for the Provisional Government of 1893.
Couldn't believe whet I was reading!!!
John S.Carroll
Honolulu, HI

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Page 236 - Where are you. chiefs, people, and commons from my ancestors, and people from foreign lands ! "Hear ye ! I make known to you that I am in perplexity by reason of difficulties, into which I have been brought without cause; therefore, I have given away the life of the land, hear ye!
Page 233 - Protection is hereby secured to the persons of all the people, together with their lands, their building lots, and all their property, while they conform to the laws of the kingdom, and nothing whatever shall be taken from any individual except by express provision of the laws.
Page 240 - Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono" — The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Page 170 - We intend that the husband's food and the wife's food shall be cooked in the same oven, and that they shall be permitted to eat out of the same calabash. We intend to eat pork and bananas and cocoanuts, and to live as the white people do.
Page 198 - Jehovah is my God. He kindled these fires. I fear not Pele. If I perish by the anger of Pele, then you may fear the power of Pele; but if I trust in Jehovah, and he should save me from the wrath of Pele, when I break through her tabus, then you must fear and serve the Lord Jehovah. All the Gods of Hawaii are vain!
Page 73 - The men are white ; their skin is loose and folding; their heads are angular; fire and smoke issue from their mouths ; they have openings in the sides of their bodies into which they thrust their hands and draw out iron, beads, nails, and other treasures, and their speech is unintelligible.
Page 215 - ... Kamehameha I. to exchange for that of hereditary succession. This project of their great King he proposed to adopt as the law, excepting in such cases as when a chief or landholder should infringe the laws, then his lands should be forfeited and himself tabooed. Several chiefs at once exclaimed, — "All the laws of the great Kamehameha were good; let us have the same!
Page 36 - Grant a canoe that shall be swift as a fish! To sail in stormy seas, When the storm tosses on all sides! MAORI The Maori of New Zealand belong to the far-flung Polynesian peoples who live in the islands scattered over thousands of miles of the Pacific with the sea as their thoroughfare. The ocean provides a link as well as a barrier, and the basic similarities in culture between Polynesian groups, apparently...
Page 204 - When she reached the water- side, she turned and beckoned to the people, to cease their cries. As soon as they were silent, she said, " I am going to a distant land, and perhaps we shall not meet again. Let us pray to Jehovah, that he may preserve us on the water, and you on the shore.
Page 201 - King Reho-reho, hear; — When your father was alive, I acknowledged him as my superior. Since his death, I have considered you as his rightful successor, and, according to his appointment, as king...

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