HO'OMANA MAU

"Always Remember"

The Heart Remembers What The Mind Forgets

January 17, 1893 is a day that will haunt the Hawaiian people until the day they die, the day they lost the fight for their land, the day the Hawaiian Monarchy was overthrown. Three men, Minister John Stevens, President John Harrison, and President Grover Cleveland played very big roles in the overthrow.

Significants of the Overthrow

The hawaiian people will never forget the day they lost their land, January 17, 1893. They'll never forget the 3 men that made this overthrow happen. The long term significance is that Hawaii is now a state and they have access to Pearl Harbor all the time. What I want people to get from my project is that Many people were involved in overthrowing Hawaii and that it wasn't right. The hawaiian people will never forget what happened to their land and what they did to their queen. It was a very upsetting and heartbreaking day for the hawaiians.

Are We Legally and Lawfully a State to the US?

In my opinion, Hawaii is not a state Legally and Lawfully. The United States didn’t write a treaty for Queen Liliuokalani to sign. They just took over their land. Dole put himself in charge even though he wasn’t ordered to be. President Cleveland told congress to restore Hawaii’s Monarchy but they didn’t listen and Dole took it upon himself to overthrow the Monarchy instead.

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka PONO

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono means, “the life of the land is perpetuated in sovereignty.” In this song, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole refers to the Kings and Queen of Hawaii and how they would feel if they were alive today and seen what our land has become. The land was very important to them and if they seen these roads and buildings they would be sad and hurt. They would cry because this isn’t what they would’ve wanted for their people or for their land. He repeats Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono multiple times to emphasize the meaning for people to know that even though we are a state to the U.S., the life of the land will always be perpetuated in sovereignty.

IZ: UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO O HAWAI

Citations

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Harrison

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http://patriotspokenword.com/home/patriotic/people/president-benjamin-harrison

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Leavitt_Stevens.jpg