Ko Kakou na hui Hawaii

The beloved kingdom of Hawaii

"I could not turn back the time for the political change, but there is still time to save our heritage" -Queen Lili'uokalani 1917


The overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 17, 1893 would not have been possible without the actions made by President Cleveland, President McKinley and Minister John L. Stevens.

Historical Significance

Without John L. Stevens, President McKinley, and President Cleveland the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom would have not been possible. This is significant in history because it is something that will never be forgotten by the hawaiian people. They had lost their land, their monarchy and also their independence. The U.S intentions were that Hawaii could be a valuable Pacific Naval Installation if it were under U.S control and ended up overthrowing the constitutional government of the Hawaiian Kingdom and prepared for the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the United States of America. The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom will never be forgotten by the Hawaiian People, although they lost their land, monarchy and soveirngty they will never loose the faith that the Hawaiian Kingdom will one day be restored and also the pride to be a hawaiian.

Is Hawai'i legally and lawfully a State of the Union?

I think that Hawai'i is not a legal and lawful state of the union because from learning about the overthrow it's just as if Sanford B. Dole, the President of the Republic of Hawaii at the time, disgraced the Kingdom of Hawaii by overthrowing their Queen without the right authority to do so and handed it over to the U.S to annex Hawaii. An example that is similar to Hawai'i's story of their beloved kingdom that came to an end is saying if i took away my friends car and gave it to my sister to keep, its not necessarily my sister's because it still belongs to my friend, which to say the Kingdom of Hawaii still belongs to the Hawaiians.

Supplement Information

In the Hawaiian culture, Kaona is a special ingredient of Hawaiian Chants that offers hidden meaning. With the use of figurative language, the composer can give a double meaning that is understood by those that are familiar with the circumstances of the writing.


Kaulana Na Pua translates "Famous Are the Flowers". In this song It hides important thoughts in this protest song that the defenders of the Queen could sing with inner pleasure. It is in a happy tune that masks stronger feelings that a casual listener wouldn't understand. It is has been called an "underground" anthem of Hawai'i.
Kaulana Na Pua


Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono translates "The life of the land is perpetuated in soverignty ". This is a phrase that was composed by Kamehameha III, it has grown to become the state's motto. In this song, it hides the feelings of the hawaiian people during the time of Hawai'i's land being taken away.
Hawai'i '78 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole


"Hawai'i '78 by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.

"Kaulana Na Pua." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.