Hawaiian history prior to annexation. By: Rob Royce. Polynesians. Hawaii's earliest inhabitants were Polynesians who came to the islands in double-hulled canoes between 1,000 and 1,400 years ago. They are believed to have come from Southeast Asia or the Marquesas in the South Pacific.
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Hawaiian history prior to annexation
By: Rob Royce
Hawaii's earliest inhabitants were Polynesians who came to the islands in double-hulled canoes between 1,000 and 1,400 years ago.
They are believed to have come from Southeast Asia or the Marquesas in the South Pacific.
The same year was the arrival of Protestant missionaries, first to come was the Reverend Hiram Bingham.
The reverends job was converting Hawaiians to Christianity.
Kauikeaouli, was made King Kamehameha III.
“Hawaii's first written constitution was in 1840, and in 1848 a land reform called the Great Mahele abolished the feudal land system and legitimized private landholdings, in the process fostering the expansion of sugar plantations.”
“His reign saw the establishment of public schools, the first newspapers, the first sugar plantation, a bicameral legislature, and the establishment of Honolulu as the kingdom's capital city.”
David Kalakaua "The Merry Monarch" was the first king in history to visit the United States.
The Merry Monarch attempted to restore Hawaiian traditions. Hawaii's famous hula festival held every April in Hilo is named after him.
Kalakaua died on a trip to San Francisco in 1891.
Liliuokalani took the throne. She wanted to restore the power to the throne that was signed away by her brother Kalakaua. She was deposed on January 17, 1893. The queen authored a number of songs. The best known Hawaiian song ever is Aloha Oe.
"Thus sweet memories come back to meBringing fresh remembrance of the pastDearest one, yes, thou art mine ownFrom thee, true love shall ne'er depart
Farewell to thee, Farewell to thee (aloha oe)Thou charming one who dwells in shaded bow'rsOne fond embrace 'ere I departUntil we meet again"