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Hawaiian History - The Monarchy Years

Your guide to information about the events and people of Hawaii during the years of the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1795 to 1893.

Kahmehameha the Great
June 11 is King Kamehameha I Day in Hawaii, honoring the king who unified all of the Hawaiian Islands and who ruled the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1795-1819.

Statues of King Kamehameha I
From your About.com Guide -  photos of the four statues of Kamehameha in Honolulu, Kapaau, Washington D.C. and Hilo.

Global Town's Hawaii: Then and Now
A capsule view of the history of Hawaii from the arrival of Captain Cook to the present. A good place to start for the new learner.

The Great Mahele
Read about the Land Division of 1848 and it's role in the ultimate downfall of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Hawaii's Monarchy
Capsules of  Hawaii's royalty from Kamehameha I with some of the most important events which took place during their reign.

The Hawaiian Historical Society
Dedicated to preserving historical materials relating to Hawaii and the Pacific region and to publishing scholarly research on Hawaiian and Pacific history.

Iolani Palace
ʻIolani Palace was the official residence of King Kalakaua from 1882 until his death in 1891 and of his sister-successor, Queen Liliʻuokalani, until the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893.

Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Paki Bishop (1831-1884)
A brief biography of the woman whose estate provided for the establishment of a school to educate Hawaiian children. Today, her endowment supports the largest independent pre-kindergarten through grade 12 school in the United States, the Kamehameha Schools.

The Overthrow of the Monarchy
Hawaii-Nation.org tells the story of the last days of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Sugar Plantations in Hawaii
Sugar was more than just a crop, it played a role in the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.

Timeline of Hawaiian History
If you would like a good chart to show you the history of the Hawaiian Islands from the first migrations until the present day, check out this feature.

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