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Kalākaua
Kalākaua
(November 16, 1836 – January 20, 1891), born David Laʻamea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Naloiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua[2] and sometimes called The Merrie Monarch, was the last king and penultimate monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. Succeeding Lunalilo, he was the last elected monarch of Hawaii. He reigned from February 12, 1874 until his death in San Francisco, California, on January 20, 1891. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
had a convivial personality and enjoyed entertaining guests with his singing and ukulele playing. At his coronation and his birthday jubilee, the hula that had been banned from public in the kingdom[3] became a celebration of Hawaiian culture. During his reign, the Reciprocity Treaty of 1875
Reciprocity Treaty of 1875
brought great prosperity to the kingdom. Its renewal continued the prosperity, but allowed the United States
United States
to have exclusive use of Pearl Harbor. In 1881, he took a trip around the world to encourage the immigration of contract sugar plantation workers. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
wanted Hawaiians to broaden their educations beyond their nation, and instituted a government program to financially sponsor students who qualified to be sent abroad to further their educations. Two of Kalākaua's accomplishments, the statue of Kamehameha and the rebuilding of ʻIolani Palace, were expensive endeavors but are today popular tourist attractions. Extravagant expenditures and his plans for a Polynesian confederation played into the hands of annexationists who were already working towards a United States
United States
takeover of Hawaii. In 1887, he was pressured to sign a new constitution that made the monarchy little more than a figurehead position. He had faith in his sister Liliuokalani's abilities to rule as regent when he named her as his heir-apparent in 1877. After his death, she became the last monarch of Hawai'i.

Contents

1 Early life and family 2 Political ascendancy

2.1 1873 election 2.2 1874 election

3 Reign

3.1 Reciprocity Treaty of 1875
Reciprocity Treaty of 1875
and its extension 3.2 Education of Hawaiian Youths Abroad 3.3 Trip around the world 3.4 ʻIolani Palace 3.5 1883 Coronation 3.6 Kalākaua
Kalākaua
coinage 3.7 Birthday Jubilee, November 15–29, 1886 3.8 Military 3.9 Polynesian confederation

4 Bayonet Constitution

4.1 Opium license 4.2 Committee of Safety 4.3 Forced constitution 4.4 King's debt

5 Death and succession 6 Legacy 7 Arms and monograms 8 Ancestry 9 See also 10 Notes

10.1 Footnotes 10.2 Citations

11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

Early life and family[edit]

Kalākaua
Kalākaua
in his youth, c. 1850.

Kalākaua
Kalākaua
was born on November 16, 1836, to Caesar Kaluaiku Kapaʻakea and Analea Keohokālole, in the grass hut compound, belonging to his maternal grandfather ʻAikanaka, at the base of Punchbowl Crater
Punchbowl Crater
in Honolulu
Honolulu
on the island of Oʻahu.[4] Of the aliʻi class of Hawaiian nobility, his family were considered collateral relations of the reigning House of Kamehameha
House of Kamehameha
sharing common descent from the 18th-century aliʻi nui Keaweʻīkekahialiʻiokamoku. From his biological parents, he descended from Keaweaheulu and Kameʻeiamoku, two of the five royal counselors of Kamehameha I
Kamehameha I
during his conquest of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Kameʻeiamoku, the grandfather of both his mother and father, was one of the royal twins alongside Kamanawa depicted on the Hawaiian coat of arms.[5] However, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
and his siblings traced their high rank from their mother's line of descent, referring to themselves as members the " Keawe-a-Heulu line", although later historians would refer to the family as the House of Kalākaua.[6] The second surviving child of a large family, his biological siblings included his elder brother James Kaliokalani, and younger siblings Lyda Kamakaʻeha (later renamed Liliʻuokalani), Anna Kaʻiulani, Kaʻiminaʻauao, Miriam Likelike
Likelike
and William Pitt Leleiohoku II.[7] Given the name Kalākaua
Kalākaua
which translates into "The Day [of] Battle", the date of his birth coincided with the signing of the unequal treaty imposed by British Captain Lord Edward Russell
Lord Edward Russell
of the Actaeon on Kamehameha III. He along with his siblings were hānai (informally adopted) to other family members in the Native Hawaiian tradition. Prior to birth, his parents had promised to give their child in hānai to Kuini Liliha, a high ranking chiefess and the widow of High Chief Boki. However, after he was born, Kuhina Nui
Kuhina Nui
(regent) Elizabeth Kīnaʻu, who disliked Liliha, order his parents to give him to Haʻaheo Kaniu and her husband Keaweamahi Kinimaka instead.[4] When Haʻaheo died in 1843 she bequeathed all her properties to him.[8] After Haʻaheo's death, his guardianship was entrusted in his hānai father, who was a chief of lesser rank; he took Kalākaua
Kalākaua
to live in Lāhainā. Kinimaka would later marry Pai, a subordinate Tahitian chiefess, who treated Kalākaua
Kalākaua
as her own until the birth of her own son.[4][9] At the age of four, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
returned to Oʻahu to live with his biological parents and to begin his education at the Chiefs' Children's School. At the school, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
became fluent in English and the Hawaiian language. After graduating from the Royal School, he studied law under Charles Coffin Harris, who later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii.[10] Kalākaua
Kalākaua
was briefly engaged to marry Princess Victoria Kamāmalu, the younger sister of Kamehameha IV
Kamehameha IV
and Kamehameha V. However, the match was terminated when the princess decided to renew her on and off betrothal to her cousin William Charles Lunalilo. On December 8, 1863, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
married Kapiʻolani in a quiet ceremony conducted by a minister of the Episcopal Church of Hawaii. The timing of the wedding was heavily criticized since it fell during the mourning period for King Kamehameha IV. A descendant of King Kaumualiʻi of Kauai, Kapiʻolani had been the widow aunt and lady-in-waiting of Kamehameha IV's wife Queen Emma.[11][12] Political ascendancy[edit] His various government positions, however, prevented him from fully completing his legal training. In 1853, Crown Prince Liholiho, who would later reign as Kamehameha IV, commissioned Kalākaua
Kalākaua
as Brevet Captain of the Infantry.[13] He initially received his military training under Major Francis Funk and later served as military secretary to Major John William Elliott Maikai, the adjutant general of the army.[14][15] He was promoted to Major in the personal staff of King Kamehameha IV
Kamehameha IV
by 1856. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
served as 3rd Chief Clerk of the Department of the Interior in 1859.[16] In 1863,he was appointed Postmaster General.[17] He was also appointed to the House of Nobles of the Legislature of the Kingdom of Hawaii
Kingdom of Hawaii
that same year, serving there until 1873.[18][19] He was a personal associate and friend of Prince Lot, the future Kamehameha V, who instill his mission of "Hawaii for Hawaiian" in the young Kalākaua. In 1860, he accompanied Prince Lot on his trip to California
California
and Canada.[20] 1873 election[edit] King Kamehameha V, the last monarch of the Kamehameha dynasty, died on December 12, 1872 without naming a successor to the throne. Under the 1864 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii, if the King did not appoint a successor, a new king would be appointed by the legislature to start a new royal line of succession.[21] There were several candidates for the Hawaiian throne including Bernice Pauahi Bishop, who had been asked to succeed to the throne by Kamehameha V
Kamehameha V
on his deathbed but had declined the offer. However, the contest was centered on the two high-ranking male aliʻi, or chiefs: William Charles Lunalilo
Lunalilo
and Kalākaua. Lunalilo
Lunalilo
was more popular, partially because he was a higher-ranking chief than Kalākaua
Kalākaua
and was the immediate cousin of Kamehameha V. Lunalilo
Lunalilo
was also the more liberal of the two—he promised to amend the constitution to give the people a greater voice in the government. According to historian Ralph S. Kuykendall, there was an enthusiasm among Lunalilo's supporters to have Lunalilo
Lunalilo
declared King without having an election. In response, Lunalilo
Lunalilo
issued a proclamation stating that, even though he believed himself to be the rightful heir to the throne, he would submit to an election for the good of the kingdom.[22] On January 1, 1873, a popular election was held for the office of King of Hawaii. Lunalilo won with an overwhelming majority while Kalākaua
Kalākaua
performed extremely poorly receiving 12 votes out of the more than 11,000 votes cast.[23] The next day, the legislature confirmed the popular vote and elected Lunalilo
Lunalilo
unanimously. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
conceded.[24] 1874 election[edit] Following Lunalilo's ascension, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
was appointed as Colonel on the military staff of the King.[25] He kept politically active during Lunalilo's reign, including leadership involvement with a political organization known as the Young Hawaiians; the group's motto was "Hawaii for the Hawaiians."[25] He had gained political capital with his staunch opposition to ceding any part of the Hawaiian islands to foreign interests.[26][27] During the ʻIolani Barracks
ʻIolani Barracks
mutiny of the Royal Guards of Hawaii
Royal Guards of Hawaii
in September 1873, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
was suspected to have incited the native guards to rebel against their white officers. Lunalilo
Lunalilo
responded to the insurrection by disbanding the military unit altogether, leaving Hawaii without a standing army for the remainder of his reign.[28] The issue of succession was a major concern especially since Lunalilo was unmarried and childless at the time. Queen Dowager Emma, the widow of Kamehameha IV, was considered to be Lunalilo's favorite choice as his presumptive heir.[29] On the other hand, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
and his political cohorts actively campaigned for him to be named successor in the event of the King's death.[25] Among the other candidates considered viable as Lunalilo's successor was the previously mentioned Bernice Pauahi Bishop, who had strong ties to the United States through her marriage to wealthy American businessman Charles Reed Bishop who also served as one of Lunalilo's cabinet ministers. When Lunalilo, became ill several months after his election, Native Hawaiians counseled with him to appoint a successor to avoid another election. However he may have personally felt about Emma, he never put it in writing. He failed to act on the issue of a successor, and died on February 3, 1874, setting in motion a bitter election.[30] Bishop chose not to run. Kalākaua's political platform was that he would reign in strict accordance with the kingdom's constitution. Emma campaigned on her assurance that Lunalilo
Lunalilo
had personally told her he wanted her to succeed him, backed publicly by several individuals who claimed first-hand knowledge of Lunalilo's wishes. With Lunalilo's privy counsel issuing a public denial of that, the kingdom was divided on the issue.[31] British Commissioner James Hay Wodehouse put the British and American forces docked at Honolulu
Honolulu
on the alert to possible violence.[32] The election was held on February 12, and Kalākaua
Kalākaua
was elected by the Legislative Assembly, with a margin of 39 to 6. His election provoked the Honolulu
Honolulu
Courthouse riot in which supporters of Queen Emma targeted legislators who supported Kalākaua; thirteen legislators were injured. The kingdom was without an army since the mutiny the year before and many police officers sent quell the riot joined the mob or did nothing. Unable to control the mob, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
and Lunalilo's former ministers had to request the military aid of American and British forces docked in the harbor to land and quell the uprising.[32][27] Given the unfavorable political climate, Kalākaua was quickly sworn in the following day, in a ceremony witnessed by government officials, family members, foreign representatives and some spectators. This inauguration ceremony was held at Kīnaʻu
Kīnaʻu
Hale, the residence of the Royal Chamberlain, instead of Kawaiahaʻo Church, as was custom, and the hastiness of the affair would prompt him to hold a coronation ceremony in 1883.[33] Upon ascending to the throne, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
named his brother, William Pitt Leleiohoku, Leleiohoku II, as his heir-apparent.[34] When Leleiohoku II died in 1877, Kalākaua changed the name of his sister Lydia Dominis to Liliuokalani
Liliuokalani
and designated her as his heir-apparent.[35] From March to May 1874, he toured the main Hawaiian Islands of Kauai, Maui, Hawaii Island, Molokai and Oahu
Oahu
and visited the Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement.[36] Reign[edit] Reciprocity Treaty of 1875
Reciprocity Treaty of 1875
and its extension[edit]

Illustration of Kalākaua's state dinner at the White House, meeting with President Ulysses S. Grant.

Within a year of Kalākaua's election, he helped negotiate the Reciprocity Treaty of 1875, a free trade agreement between the United States and Hawaii, that allowed sugar and other products to be exported the US to be duty free. He led the Reciprocity Commission consisting of sugar planter Henry A. P. Carter
Henry A. P. Carter
of C. Brewer & Co., Hawaii Chief Justice Elisha Hunt Allen, and Minister of Foreign Affairs William Lowthian Green. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
became the first reigning monarch to visit America. The state dinner in his honor hosted by President Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
was the first White House
White House
state dinner ever given.[37] Many in the Hawaii business community were willing to cede Pearl Harbor to the United States
United States
in exchange for the treaty, but Kalākaua was opposed to the idea. A 7-year treaty was signed on January 30, 1875, without giving away any Hawaiian land.[38] San Francisco
San Francisco
sugar refiner Claus Spreckels
Claus Spreckels
became a major investor in Hawaii's sugar industry, initially buying half of the first year's production, and ultimately being the major shareholder in the plantations.[39] Spreckels became one of Kalākaua's close associates.[40] At its expiration, an extension of the treaty was negotiated, giving exclusive use of Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
to the United States. The ratifications of both parties took 2 years and 11 months, and were exchanged on December 9, 1887, extending the agreement for an additional 7 years.[41] Over the term of Kalākaua's reign, the treaty had a major effect on the kingdom's income. In 1874, Hawaii exported $1,839,620.27 in products. The value of exported products for 1890, the last full year of his reign, was $13,282,729.48, an increase of 722%. The exportation of sugar during that time period went from 24,566,611 pounds to 330,822,879 pounds.[42] Education of Hawaiian Youths Abroad[edit] The Education of Hawaiian Youths Abroad
Education of Hawaiian Youths Abroad
was a governmentally funded educational program during Kalākaua's reign aimed at helping students further their educations beyond the institutions available in Hawaii at that time. Between 1880 and 1887, 18 students were selected by Kalākaua
Kalākaua
for enrollment in a university, or apprenticeship to a trade, outside of the kingdom of Hawaii. The students furthered their educations in Italy, England, Scotland, China, Japan and California. During the life of the program, the legislature appropriated $100, 000 to support it.[43] When the Bayonet Constitution
Bayonet Constitution
went into effect, the students were recalled back to Hawaii.[44] Trip around the world[edit] Main article: King Kalākaua's world tour

Journey of King Kalākaua
Kalākaua
in 1881

King Kalākaua
Kalākaua
and his boyhood friends William Nevins Armstrong
William Nevins Armstrong
and Charles Hastings Judd, along with personal cook Robert von Oelhoffen, circumnavigated the globe in 1881. The 281-day trip was to encourage the importation of contract labor for plantations, and set a world's record for the first monarch to achieve the feat.[45] He appointed his sister and heir-apparent Liliuokalani
Liliuokalani
to act as Regent during his absence.[46] Setting sail on January 20, they visited California
California
before sailing to Asia where they spent four months opening contract labor dialogue in Japan and China, while sightseeing and spreading good will through nations that were potential sources of contract labor.[47] They continued through Southeast Asia, and then headed for Europe in June, where they stayed until mid-September.[48] Their most productive immigration talks were in Portugal, where Armstrong stayed behind to negotiate an expansion of Hawaii's existing treaty with the government.[49] President James A. Garfield
James A. Garfield
in Washington, D.C. had been assassinated in their absence, and on their return trip to the United States, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
paid a courtesy call on Garafield's successor President Chester A. Arthur.[50] Before embarking on a train ride across the United States, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
visited Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
for a demonstration of electric lighting, discussing its potential use in Honolulu.[51] They departed for Hawaii from San Francisco
San Francisco
on October 22, arriving in Honolulu
Honolulu
on October 31. His homecoming celebration went on for days. He had brought the small island nation to the attention of world leaders, but the trip had sparked rumors that the kingdom was for sale. In Hawaii there were critics who believed the labor negotiations were just his excuse to see the world. Eventually his efforts bore fruit in increased contract labor for Hawaii.[52] Thrum's Hawaiian Almanac and Annual for 1883 reported Kalākaua's tour expense appropriated by the government as $22,500,[53] although his personal correspondence indicates he exceeded that early on.[54] ʻIolani Palace[edit] ʻIolani Palace
ʻIolani Palace
is the only royal palace that exists on American soil today. Governor of Oʻahu Kekūanāoʻa
Kekūanāoʻa
built the first coral and wood palace on the grounds. It served primarily as office space for the kingdom's monarchs beginning with Kamehameha III
Kamehameha III
in 1845. By the time Kalākaua
Kalākaua
became king, the structure had decayed, and he ordered it destroyed to be replaced with a new building.[55] During the 1878 session of the legislature Finance Chairman Walter Murray Gibson, a political supporter of Kalākaua's, pushed through appropriations of $50,000 for the new palace.[56] Construction was begun in 1879, with an additional $80,000 later to furnish it and complete the construction.[57] Three architects worked on the design, Thomas J. Baker, Charles J. Wall and Issac Moore. December 31, 1879, the 45th birthday of Queen Kapiolani, was the date Kalākaua
Kalākaua
chose for the ceremonial laying of the cornerstone. Minister of Foreign Relations John Makini Kapena delivered the formal address for the ceremony in the Hawaiian language.[58] As Master of the Freemason Lodge Le Progres de L'Oceanie, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
charged the freemasons with orchestrating the ceremonies. The parade preceding the laying of the cornerstone involved every civilian and military organization in Hawaii, and noted by The Pacific Commercial Advertiser as "one of the largest seen in Honolulu
Honolulu
for some years."[59] A copper time capsule containing photographs, documents, currency, and the Hawaiian census were sealed inside the cornerstone. After speeches were made, the freemasons presented the King with "the working tools of a mason", a plumb bob, level, square tool, and a trowel.[59] Even though it was not fully completed until December 1882, the King was living there prior to his leaving for his world tour.[FN 1] In between the laying of the cornerstone and the finishing of the new palace, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
had seen how other monarchies lived, and he wanted ʻIolani to measure up to the standards of the rest of the world. The furnishing and interiors of the finished palace were reflective of that. Immediately upon completion, the King invited all 120 members of Lodge Le Progres de L'Oceanie to the palace for a lodge meeting.[60] Kalākaua
Kalākaua
had also seen during his visit to Edison's studio how effective electric lighting could be for the kingdom. In 1886, ʻIolani Palace
ʻIolani Palace
led the way with the first electric lights in the kingdom, and showcased the technology. The monarchy invited the public to attend the first-night lighting ceremonies, and 5,000 people showed up. The Royal Hawaiian Band
Royal Hawaiian Band
entertained, refreshments were served, and the King on horseback paraded his troops around the grounds.[61] The total cost of building and furnishing the new palace was $343.595.[55] 1883 Coronation[edit] Kalākaua
Kalākaua
and Kapiolani had been denied a coronation ceremony in 1874, due to the civil unrest that happened after the election. Under Finance Chairman Gibson, the 1880 legislature appropriated $10,000 for a coronation.[62] Gibson was believed to be the main proponent behind the event, and on October 10, 1882, the Saturday Press indicated that not all of the public was in favor of the coronation. By this point in time, Gibson's role in the kingdom's finances and his influence on Kalākaua
Kalākaua
were beginning to come under scrutiny, "Our versatile Premier...is pulling another string in this puppet farce." At the same time, the newspaper rebuked many of the recent actions and policies of not only Gibson, but also of the King's cabinet in general.[63] The coronation ceremony and related celebratory events, were spread out over a two-week period.[64] A special octagon-shaped pavilion and grandstand were built for the February 12, 1883 ceremony. Preparations were made for an anticipated crowd exceeding 5,000, with lawn chairs to accommodate any overflow. Prior the actual event, a procession of 630 adults and children paraded from downtown to the palace. Kalākaua and Kapiolani, accompanied by their royal retinue, came out of the palace onto the event grounds. The actual coronation was preceded by the singing of a choir and the formal recitation of all the King's official titles. The news coverage noted, "The King looked ill at ease." Chief Justice of Hawaii's Supreme Court Albert Francis Judd officiated and delivered the oath of office to the King. The crown was then handed to Kalākaua, and he placed it upon his head. The ceremony ended with the singing of the choir, and a prayer. A planned post-coronation reception by Kalākaua
Kalākaua
and Kapiolani was cancelled without advance notice.[2] Today, Kalākaua's coronation pavilion serves as the bandstand for the Royal Hawaiian Band.[55] Following the ceremony, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
unveiled the Kamehameha Statue in front of Aliiolani Hale, the government building, with Gibson delivering the unveiling speech.[65] This statue was a second replica. Originally intended for the centennial of Captain James Cook's landing Hawaii, the statue, which was the brainchild of Gibson, had been originally cast by Thomas Ridgeway Gould
Thomas Ridgeway Gould
but had been lost during the shipment off the Falkland Islands. By the time the replica arrived, the intended date had passed and it was decided to unveil the statue as a part of the coronation ceremony. Afterward, the original statue had been salvaged, and after restoration, it was sent to Kohala, Hawaii, Kamehameha's birthplace, where it was unveiled by the King on May 8. The legislature had allocated $10,000 for the first statue and insured at $12,000 while a further $7,000 was allocated for the second statue with an additional $4,000 from the insurance money spent for the addition of four bas relief panels depicting historic moments during Kamehamena's reign.[66] That evening, the royal couple hosted a state dinner, and there was a luau at a later day. The hula was performed every night on palace grounds. Boat regattas, horse races and a number of events filled the celebration period.[64] Due to weather conditions, the planned illumination of the palace and grounds for the day of the coronation happened a week later, and the public was invited to attend. Fireworks displays lit up the sky at both the palace and at Punchbowl Crater. A grand ball was held the evening of February 20.[65] Although exact figures are unknown, historian Kuykendall stated that the final cost of the coronation exceeded $50,000.[64] Kalākaua
Kalākaua
coinage[edit]

Kalākaua
Kalākaua
1883 dime

The Kalākaua coinage
Kalākaua coinage
was minted to boost Hawaiian pride. At this time, United States
United States
gold coins had been accepted for any debt over $50; Any debt under $50 was payable by US silver coins.[67] In 1880, the legislature of the kingdom passed a currency law that allowed the kingdom to purchase the bullion for the United States
United States
mint to produce Hawaii's own coins.[68] The design would have the King's image on the obverse side, with Hawaii's coat of arms and motto Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono on the reverse. In a deal with Claus Spreckels, he sponsored the minting by purchasing the silver to be used. In return, he was guaranteed an equal amount of 6% gold bonds, thereby giving him a guaranteed profit.[69] When silver coins began circulating in December 1883, the business community was reluctant to accept them for fear they would drive the US gold coins out of the market. Spreckels opened his own bank to circulate the new silver coins.[70] Business owners feared economic inflation and lost faith in the government, as did foreign governments. Political fallout of the coinage was the 1884 election-year shift towards the Kuokoa (independent) Party in the legislature, which passed the Currency Act to restrict acceptance of silver coin as payment for debts under $10. Exchange of silver for gold at the treasury was then limited to $150,000 a month. In 1903, the Hawaii silver coins were redeemed for US silver and melted down at the San Francisco
San Francisco
Mint.[71] Birthday Jubilee, November 15–29, 1886[edit] Kalākaua's 50th birthday on November 16, 1886 was celebrated with a two-week jubilee. Gibson had by this time joined the King's cabinet as Prime Minister of Hawaii. He and Minister of the Interior Luther Aholo on September 20 put forth a motion for the legislature to form a committee to oversee the birthday jubilee. The motion was approved, and upon Gibson's subsequent request, the legislature appropriated $15,000 for the jubilee.[72] An announcement was made on November 3 that all government schools would be closed the week of November 15.[73] Gifts for the King began arriving on November 15. At midnight, the jubilee officially began with fireworks at the Punchbowl crater. At sunrise, the kingdom's police force arrived at ʻIolani Palace
ʻIolani Palace
to pay tribute, followed by the King's Cabinet, Supreme Court justices, the kingdom diplomats, and officials of individual government departments. School student bodies and civic organizations also paid tribute. The Royal Hawaiian Band
Royal Hawaiian Band
played throughout the day. In the afternoon, the doors of the palace were opened to all the officials and organizations, and the general public. In the evening, the palace was aglow with lanterns, candles and electric lighting, "The electric light at once threw in a flood of radiance over the Palace and grounds." [74] The evening ended with a Fireman's Parade and fireworks. Throughout the next two weeks, there was a regatta, a Jubilee Ball, a luau, athletic competitions, a state dinner, and a marksmanship contest won by the Honolulu
Honolulu
Rifles.[75] Harper's Weekly reported in 1891 that the final cost of the jubilee was $75,000.[76] Military[edit]

Kalakaua with his military staff officers, 1882

During the early part of his reign, he restored the Household Guards which had been defunct since his predecessor Lunalilo
Lunalilo
abolished it in 1874 and initially created three volunteer companies: the Leleiohoku Guard, a cavalry unit, the Prince's Own, an artillery unit, and the Hawaiian Guards, an infantry unit.[28][77] By the latter part of his reign, the army of the Kingdom of Hawaii
Kingdom of Hawaii
consisted of six volunteer companies, including the King's Own, the Queen's Own, the Prince's Own, the Leleiohoku Guard, the Mamalahoa Guard and the Honolulu Rifles, and the regular troops of the King's Household Guard. The ranks of these regiments were composed mainly of Hawaiian and part-Hawaiian officers with a few white officers including his brother-in-law John Owen Dominis. Each units were subject to call for active service when necessary. The king and the Governor of Oahu
Oahu
also had their own personal staff of military officers with the ranks of Colonel and Major.[78] On October 1, 1886, the military act of 1886 was passed which created a Department of War and of the Navy under the Minister of Foreign Affairs as Secretary of War and of the Navy. Dominis was appointed Lieutenant General and Commander-in-Chief and other officers were commissioned while the king was made the Supreme Commander and Generalissimo
Generalissimo
of the Hawaiian Army.[78][79] Around this time, the government also bought and commissioned the His Hawaiian Majesty's Ship (HHMS) Kaimiloa, the first and only vessel of the Hawaiian Royal Navy, under the command of Captain was George E. Gresley Jackson.[80][81] The military commissions creating Dominis and his staff officers were recalled for economic reasons and the military act of 1886 was later declared unconstitutional.[82][79] A 1888 military act was passed reducing the size of the army to four volunteer companies: the Honolulu
Honolulu
Rifles, the King's Own, the Queen's Own, the Prince's Own, and the Leleiohoku Guard. In 1890, another military act further restricted the army to just the King's Royal Guards.[83][84][85] Polynesian confederation[edit]

Portrait of Kalakaua

The idea of Hawaii's involvement in the internal affairs of Polynesian nations had been around at least two decades before Kalākaua's election, when Australian Charles St Julian
Charles St Julian
volunteered to be a political liaison to Hawaii in 1853. Nothing of any significance was accomplished by St Julian.[86] Kalākaua's interest in forming a Polynesian coalition, with him at the head, was influenced by both Walter M. Gibson and Italian soldier of fortune Celso Caesar Moreno. The latter urged the King in 1879 to create such a realm with Hawaii at the top of the empire, " ... uniting under your sceptre the whole Polynesian race and make Honolulu
Honolulu
a monarchical Washington, where the representatives of all the islands would convene in Congress."[87] In response to activities of Germany and Great Britain in Oceania, Gibson's Pacific Commercial Advertiser urged Hawaii's involvement in protecting the island nations from international aggression.[88] Gibson was appointed to Kalākaua's cabinet as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1882.[89] In 1883, he introduced the approved legislation to convey in writing to foreign governments that Hawaii fully supported the independence of Polynesian nations. The subsequent "Hawaiian protest" letter he drafted was mostly ignored by nations that received it,[90] and The Daily Bulletin in Honolulu
Honolulu
issued its own response, "Hawaii's true policy is to confine her attention to herself, ...".[91] The Hawaiian Gazette criticized Gibson's character and mockingly referred to the proposed venture as the "Empire of the Calabash".[92] In 1885, Gibson dispatched Minister to the United States
United States
Henry A. P. Carter to Washington D. C. and Europe to convey Hawaii's intentions towards Polynesia. Carter made little headway for Gibson's instructions. Gibson pushed for direct intervention into a political upheaval in Samoa, where rebels under their leader Tamasese were backed by the German Empire
German Empire
in an attempt to overthrow King Malietoa Laupepa.[93] In an effort to keep Malietoa Laupepa
Malietoa Laupepa
in power, Gibson convinced the 1886 legislature to allocate $100,000 to purchase the steamship Zealandia, $50,000 for its operating expenses, and $35,000 for foreign missions. United States
United States
special commissioner to Samoa, George H. Bates advised Kalākaua
Kalākaua
that Hawaii should mind its own business and stay out of Samoan affairs. Instead, Hawaii sent a delegation headed by John E. Bush
John E. Bush
to Samoa, where Samoan King Malietoa Laupepa signed a Samoan-Hawaiian confederation treaty on February 17, 1887.[94] Bush also presented Malietoa with the Royal Order of the Star of Oceania, which Kalakaua had created to honor the monarchs and chiefs of the Polynesian confederation. The HHMS Kaimiloa
Kaimiloa
was sent by government for Bush's use in visiting the chiefs of the other islands of Polynesia.[80] The United States
United States
and Great Britain joined with Germany in expressing their disapproval of the treaty. Germany warned the United States
United States
and Great Britain, "In case Hawaii ... should try to interfere in favor of Malietoa, the King of the Sandwich Islands would thereby enter into [a] state of war with us." When German warships arrived in Samoan waters, Malietoa surrendered and was sent into exile. The Kaimiloa
Kaimiloa
and Bush's delegation were also recalled back to Honolulu
Honolulu
after the ousting of the Gibson administration.[95] Kalākaua's later explanation of Hawaii's interference in Samoa was, "Our Mission was simply a Mission of phylanthropy more than any thing, but the arogance [sic] of the Germans prevented our good intentions and . . . we had to withdraw the Mission."[96] Bayonet Constitution[edit] Leading up to the Hawaiian constitution of 1887, which would become known as the Bayonet Constitution, an issue over an opium license resulted in the reduced powers of the monarchy, instead of a direct overthrow. The king would be reduced to little more than a figurehead with his cabinet overseen by Parliament.[97] Opium license[edit] In 1886 a bill was introduced by Kaunamano[98] which passed in the Hawaiian legislature and created a single opium vending and distribution license to be issued by the government.[99] The sum of payment for the license was to be $30,00.00 per anmum.[98] Kalakaua had signed the bill that was introduced and supported by the royalist party despite opposition to it. A set of regulations were later passed that allowed the issuing of permits for both use and distribution of the narcotic. Half of the permitting fees were to go to the Marshal who issued the permits and the other half went to the government.[99] Later that same year Junius Kaʻae
Junius Kaʻae
had made a suggestion to a Chinese rice planter named Tong Kee, also known as Aki,[100] that if he gave a gift to the king, it might help Aki acquire the license for himself.[101][102][103] Kaʻae had recently been appointed the registrar of conveyances and was a friend of Kalākaua. He approached the wealthy Aki, who wanted the distribution license, and convinced him to give thousands of dollars in cash to Kalakaua as a gift to attain the license.[104] Tong Kee was initially told that the sum of $60,000.00 would secure him the license however, He was only able to raise $20,000.00 immediately. With the money and two companions, Kee went to the palace to leave the first installment along with a note describing the sum as a "small gift of love and affection" and promising a further $40,000.00. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
told Kee to bring the rest of the money later that evening, which he did, carrying it in a small basket.[105] While Tong Kee/Aki waited, another man named, Chun Lung paid the government $80,000.00.[106] Kee was forced to raise even more cash that he took to Kalākaua's bungalow on the palace grounds along with a ceremonial baked pig.[107] In his note to the king, Aki writes;

"0 Lord of Heaven! here is a small offering, a small pig for breakfast. It would be a good thing if my royal master would be pleased to accept this. And here is something small which will be laid beside you, a few ten-cent pieces—$30,000—as your servant has remembered and sent it, and may you be so gracious and kind to me. And as to those things that your servant spoke to your Majesty, his master, about, they will be faithfully carried out, because I am forever your servant; and may the bones of your servant be constantly revived by his high and royal master. T. Aki"[108]

Aki continued to ask Kalākaua
Kalākaua
about the license but was unable to get any immediate answer until he heard a report that the license had been awarded to Lung. He went to the palace were Kalākaua
Kalākaua
admitted that the report was true. He had been overruled by his cabinet who were all friendly with Chun Lung. Although Kalākaua
Kalākaua
had fought for Aki, Lung had withheld the $80,00.00 until the license was actually signed over to him,[105][109] which it was, quietly, on December 31, 1886.[110] Aki wanted his money back but was unable to receive a refund of his gift. He went to the Hawaiian Gazette newspaper with his documentation and the story became public in May 1888.[111] Kalākaua
Kalākaua
made several attempts to suggest other partnerships with Aki in the opium industry but nothing satisfied Aki. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
had to admit he spent nearly all of the money and that he was deeply in debt.[105] Committee of Safety[edit] The Committee of Safety/Hawaiian League was a secret organization formed to bring about “Constitutional, representative Government, in fact as well as in form, in the Hawaiian Islands, by all necessary means.” [112] Kalākaua
Kalākaua
tried to placate the group by dismissing Gibson and the entire cabinet, early on June 28.[112] The Hawaiian League on June 30 presented a Resolution to the King that not only demanded the resignation of Gibson, but also required the King's restitution for the $71,000.00 received from Aki. Appointed to present the Resolution to Kalākaua
Kalākaua
were the "committee of thirteen": Paul Isenberg, William W. Hall, James A. Kennedy, William Hyde Rice, Captain James A. King, E. B. Thomas, H. C. Reed, John Mark Vivas, W. P. A. Brewer, Rev. W. B. Oleson, Cecil Brown, Captain George Ross and Joseph Ballard Atherton.[113] The new cabinet appointed were William Lowthian Green
William Lowthian Green
as Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Clarence W. Ashford as Attorney General, Lorrin A. Thurston
Lorrin A. Thurston
as Minister of the Interior, and Godfrey Brown as Minister of Foreign Affairs.[114] Forced constitution[edit] A new constitution was immediately drafted by the Hawaiian Committee, and presented to Kalākaua
Kalākaua
for his signature on July 6. The next day he issued a proclamation of the abrogation of the 1864 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii.[115] The new constitution was nicknamed the Bayonet Constitution
Bayonet Constitution
because of the duress under which it was signed. His sister Liliuokalani
Liliuokalani
stated in Hawaii's Story that her brother was convinced that if he didn't sign, he would be assassinated. She wrote that he no longer knew who was friend or foe, felt betrayed by people he once trusted, and had told her that everywhere he went he was under constant surveillance.[116] The Bayonet Constitution
Bayonet Constitution
allowed the King to appoint his cabinet, but placed that cabinet under the authority of only the legislature. It required any executive actions of the monarch to be approved by the cabinet. Previous suffrage (voting rights) was restricted to male subjects of the kingdom. The new constitution restricted suffrage to only Hawaiian, American or European male residing in Hawaii, as long as they were 21 years old, literate with no back unpaid taxes, and would take an oath to support the law of the land. By placing a new minimum qualifier of $3,000 in property ownership and a minimum income of $600, the new constitution disqualified many Native Hawaiians
Native Hawaiians
and naturalized Asians from voting.[117] Gibson was arrested on July 1 and charged with embezzlement of public funds. The case was soon dropped for lack of evidence. Gibson fled to California
California
on July 12, and died there 6 months later on January 21, 1888.[118] When the new constitution went into effect, state-sponsored students studying abroad were recalled. One of those was Robert William Wilcox who had been sent to Italy for military training. Wilcox's initial reaction to the turn of events was advocating Liliuokalani's being installed as Regent, but on July 30, 1889, he and Robert Boyd, another state-sponsored student, led a rebellion aimed at restoring the 1864 constitution, and, thereby, the King's power. Kalākaua, possibly fearing Wilcox intended to force him to abdicate in favor of his sister, was not in the palace when the insurrection happened, and the government's military defense led to the surrender of the Wilcox's insurgents.[119] King's debt[edit] After the reform party took control of the government the Aki debt had still been unpaid. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
was asked to make restitution and agreed to allow the revenues of the Crown Lands to be used to pay back the debt however, the full amount of other liabilities and outstanding debt came to more than $250,000.00. He was forced to sign his debt over to trustees.[120] The trustees named were Samuel M. Damon, Curtis P. Iaukea and Joseph O. Carter
Joseph O. Carter
(who was replaced by Alexander Cartwright) and they now controlled all of Kalākaua's private estates and Crown Land revenues.[101] The trustees refused to add the opium debt to the accounts so Aki sued in the Hawaiian Kingdom Supreme Court. The court found in accordance to medieval law that; "The king could do no wrong" however, the trustees were found liable for the debt and it was added after the adjudication.[120] According to Aki, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
had offered to make him an equal partner in the opium distribution license along with Lung. Aki agreed to this, afraid of getting nothing but when he began to suspect that Kalākaua
Kalākaua
was not going to stick to this agreement, he asked for full repayment. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
told Aki that his former Chamberlain, Charles Judd had run him into a debt of $192,000.00 and the bulk of Aki's money had gone towards repaying that debt.[110] A famous case from the period involved Levi Haʻalelea regarding the authenticity of a will of Kealiiahonui.[121] Haʻalelea had submitted a hand written will of Kealiiahonui
Kealiiahonui
on behalf of the estate of Kekauʻōnohi, with whom Haʻalelea was now widower of. In 1866 Kamehaokalani (a minor, by Next friend) along with[122][123] Kapiolani, with her husband David Kalakaua, Poomaikelani
Poomaikelani
and her husband Hiram Kahanawai, Victoria Kinoiki Kekaulike
Victoria Kinoiki Kekaulike
and her husband David Kahalepouli Piikoi, Kaluaipihana and her husband F.W. Malaihi, (with Maliahi representing Kamehaokalani as next friend),[123] petitioned the probate court to revoke the decree that admitted the will on the grounds that the will was a forgery and fraud.[122] That case was dismissed on November 30, 1866.[122][123] In 1890 Junius Kaʻae
Junius Kaʻae
petitioned the court on behalf of Kamehaokalani's estate to revoke the probate of the will of Kealiiahonui
Kealiiahonui
again accusing forgery and asking to admit newly discovered evidence. The respondent, Andria A. Haalelea (Amoe Ululani Kapukalakala Ena) filed a plea in bar that both the 1866 case and this new case were exactly the same. Justice Bickerton wrote; "After careful examination of this case, and of the authorities, I consider that the petitioner is estopped from what would amount to a re-hearing of the original petition in the case before Mr. Justice Robertson. Both that petition and the one in this case allege the same grounds why the probate should be revoked, viz: That the will is a forgery." Upon appeal the full court agreed.[122][123] In 1893 a third petition was filed to again attempt to revoke the 38 year old Haʻalelea probate case, this time to Justice Sanford B. Dole.[122] Junius Kaae was again the petitioner.[124] Levi Haʻalelea's widow, pleaded based on the judgment from 1890. The plea in Bar, this time, was overruled by Dole.[122][124] When the decision was adjudicated, both litigants were required to sign an agreement allowing Justice Dole to continue to adjudicate even though he was no longer seated on the high court. The court wrote; "Now, therefore, it is hereby agreed that the said Honorable S. B. Dole may participate in, make, sign, file and enter a decision and judgment in this cause, upon said appeal, in like manner as though he were still in commission as a Justice of said Court." The case is filed as the first case of the provisional government on February 23, 1893[124] Death and succession[edit] Main article: Death and two state funerals of Kalākaua

Kalākaua
Kalākaua
(in white slacks) aboard the USS Charleston en route to San Francisco

Kalākaua
Kalākaua
sailed for California
California
aboard the USS Charleston on November 25, 1890. Accompanying him were his trusted friends George W. Macfarlane and Robert Hoapili Baker. There were uncertainties with the purpose of the King's trip. Minister of Foreign Affairs John Adams Cummins reported that the trip was solely for the King's health and would not extend beyond California
California
while local newspapers and the British commissioner Wodehouse worried that the King may go further east to Washington, DC for negotiating a treaty and the cession of Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
or the annexation of the kingdom. His sister Liliʻuokalani, after unsuccessfully dissuading his departure, wrote that he meant to discuss the McKinley Tariff
McKinley Tariff
in Washington with the Hawaiian ambassador to the United States Henry A. P. Carter. She was once again appointed to serve as regent during his absence.[125] Upon arriving in California, the party landed in San Francisco
San Francisco
on December 5. Kalākaua, whose health had been declining, stayed in a suite at the Palace Hotel.[126] Traveling throughout Southern California
California
and Northern Mexico, he suffered a minor stroke in Santa Barbara and was rushed back to San Francisco. He was placed under the care of George W. Woods, surgeon of the United States
United States
Pacific fleet. Against the advice of Dr. Woods, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
insisted on going to his initiation at Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.A.O.N.M.S.) on January 14. He was given a tonic of Vin Mariani
Vin Mariani
that got him on his feet, and he was accompanied to the rites by an escort from the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. The ceremonies did not take long, and he was returned to his suite within an hour.[127] Two days before his death, he lapsed into a coma. Kalākaua
Kalākaua
died at 2:35 pm on Tuesday on January 20, 1891.[128] The official cause of death, listed by US Navy officials was that the King had died from Bright's Disease (inflammation of the kidneys).[129] His final words were, "Aue, he kanaka au, eia i loko o ke kukonukonu o ka maʻi!," or "Alas, I am a man who is seriously ill." The more popular quote, "Tell my people I tried," attributed as his last words, was actually invented by novelist Eugene Burns in his 1952 biography of Kalākaua, The Last King of Paradise.[130] Shortly before his death his voice was recorded on a phonograph cylinder, which is now in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum.[131] The news of Kalākaua's death did not reach Hawaii until January 29 when the Charleston returned to Honolulu
Honolulu
with the remains of the King.[132] As his designated heir-apparent,[35] Liliuokalani
Liliuokalani
ascended to the throne on January 29.[133] Legacy[edit] The reign of Kalākaua
Kalākaua
is generally regarded as the first Hawaiian Renaissance, for both his influence on Hawaii's music, and also for other contributions he made to reinvigorate Hawaiian culture. This movement inspired the reawakening Hawaiian pride and nationalism for the kingdom.[134][135] During the earlier reign of Christian convert Kaʻahumanu, dancing the hula became punishable by law. Subsequent monarchs gradually began allowing the hula, but it was Kalākaua
Kalākaua
who brought it back in full force. Chants, meles and the hula were on the official entertainment at Kalākaua's coronation and his birthday jubilee. He issued an invitation to all Hawaiians with knowledge of the old meles and chants to participate in the coronation, and arranged for musicologist A. Marques to observe the celebrations.[136] Kalākaua's cultural legacy lives on in the Merrie Monarch Festival, a large-scale annual hula competition in Hilo, Hawaii, begun in 1964 and named in his honor.[137][138] A composer of the ancient chants or mele, Kalākaua published the Kumulipo, a 2,102-line chant that had traditionally been passed down orally, putting it into writing for the first time. It traces the royal lineage and the creation of the cosmos.[139] He is also known to have revived the Hawaiian martial art of Lua, and surfing.[140] The Hawaiian Board of Health (different from the governmental Board of Health) passed by the 1886 legislature consisted of five Native Hawaiians, appointed by Kalākaua, who oversaw the licensing and regulation of the traditional practice of native healing arts.[141] He also appointed Emma Kaili Metcalf Beckley Nakuina
Emma Kaili Metcalf Beckley Nakuina
as the first Native Hawaiian curator of the Hawaiian National Museum and increased funding for the institution.[135] In 1886, Kalākaua
Kalākaua
had his Privy Council license the ancient Hale Naua secret society for persons of Hawaiian ancestry. The original Hale Naua had not been active since Kamehameha I, when it had functioned as a genealogical research organization for claims of royal lineage. When Kalākaua
Kalākaua
reactivated it, he expanded its purpose to encompass Hawaiian culture as well as modern-day arts and sciences, and included women as equals. The ranks of the society grew to more than 200 members, and was a political support for Kalākaua
Kalākaua
that lasted until his death in 1891.[142] In 2004, the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History displayed Kalākaua's red-and-yellow feathered Hale Naua ʻahuʻula
ʻahuʻula
and feathered kāhili as part of its Hawaiian special exhibit.[143] Kalākaua
Kalākaua
and his brother and sisters have been honored by the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
as the Na Lani 'Ehā (The Royal Four) for their patronage and enrichment of Hawaii's musical culture and history.[137] "Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī" was officially designated the Hawaii state anthem in 1967. Originally titled "Hymn to Kamehameha I", Henri Berger, leader of the Royal Hawaiian Band, wrote the instrumental melody in 1872, influenced by the Prussian anthem "Heil dir im Siegerkranz". Kalākaua
Kalākaua
added the lyrics in 1874, and the Kawaiahaʻo Church
Kawaiahaʻo Church
Choir sang it on his birthday that year. In 1876, it became the official anthem of the Kingdom of Hawaii
Kingdom of Hawaii
until the overthrow of the monarchy.[144] Other works by the King include "Sweet Lei Lehua", "ʻAkahi Hoʻi", "E Nihi Ka Hele", "Ka Momi", and "Koni Au I Ka Wai" and seven of his songs were published in Ka Buke O Na Leo Mele Hawaii (1888) using the pseudonym "Figgs". He generally only wrote the lyrics for most of his surviving works.[145]

King Kalākaua, Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, and "Kalākaua's Singing Boys", his own personal headed choir, c. 1889

The ukulele was introduced to the Hawaiian islands during the reign of Kalākaua, by Portuguese immigrants from Madeira
Madeira
and Cape Verde: Manuel Nunes, José do Espírito Santo, and Augusto Dias.[146] The King became proficient on the instrument. He would often play the ukulele and perform meles for his visitors, accompanied by his personal musical group Kalākaua's Singing Boys (aka King's Singing Boys), according to American journalist Mary Hannah Krout
Mary Hannah Krout
and Hawaii resident Isobel Osbourne
Isobel Osbourne
Strong, wife of artist Joseph Dwight Strong and stepdaughter of Robert Louis Stevenson. Strong recalled the Singing Boys as "the best singers and performers on the ukulele and guitar in the whole islands."[147] He was inducted into the Ukulele Hall of Fame in 1997.[148] Kalākaua
Kalākaua
Avenue was created in March, 1905, by the House and Senate of the Hawaii Territorial Legislature renaming the highway known as Waikiki Road, "to commemorate the name of his late Majesty Kalākaua, during whose reign Hawaii made great advancement in material prosperity".[149] The King David Kalakaua Building
King David Kalakaua Building
was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 under its former name U.S. Post Office, Customhouse, and Courthouse. Located at 335 Merchant Street in Honolulu, it was once the official seat of administration for the Territory of Hawaii. The building was renamed for Kalākaua
Kalākaua
in 2003.[150] In 1985, a bronze statue of Kalākaua
Kalākaua
was donated to the City and County of Honolulu
Honolulu
to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese laborers after the King's visit to Japan.[151] It was commissioned by the Oahu
Oahu
Kanyaku Imin Centennial Committee on behalf of the Japanese-American community of Hawaii. The statue was designed and created by musician Palani Vaughan, architect Leland Onekea and Native Hawaiian sculptor Sean Kekamakupaa Kaonohiokalani Lee Loy Browne. It is located at the corner of Kalakaua and Kuhio avenues in Waikiki.[152] A Hawaiian song about Kalākaua
Kalākaua
can be heard in the Disney movie Lilo & Stitch. It is heard when Lilo is introduced in the movie. The mele was written as a mele inoa, its original title being He Inoa No Kalani Kalākaua
Kalākaua
Kulele (a namesong for the chief, Kalākaua). On the Lilo & Stitch soundtrack, it was retitled as "He Mele No Lilo".[153] Arms and monograms[edit]

Monogram of King Kalakaua

Coat of arms of the Kalākaua
Kalākaua
Dynasty

Monogram of King Kalakaua

Ancestry[edit]

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Ancestors of Kalākaua

16. High Chief Kameʻeiamoku

8. High Chief Kepoʻokalani

17. High Chiefess Kamakaʻeheikuli

4. High Chief Kamanawa
Kamanawa
II

18. High Chief Kalaninuiamamao of Kaʻū

9. High Chiefess Alapaʻiwahine

19. High Chiefess Kaolanialiʻi

2. High Chief Caesar Kapaʻakea

20. High Chief Kaʻihelemoana

10. High Chief Kanepawale

21. High Chiefess Kaʻopa

5. High Chiefess Kamokuiki

22. High Chief Kaʻehunuiamamaliʻi

11. High Chiefess Uaua

23. High Chiefess Koʻi

1. Kalākaua

24. High Chief Kameʻeiamoku
Kameʻeiamoku
(= 16)

12. High Chief Kepoʻokalani (= 8)

25. High Chiefess Kamakaʻeheikuli (= 17)

6. High Chief ʻAikanaka

26. High Chief Keaweaheulu of Waiʻanae

13. High Chiefess Keohohiwa

27. High Chiefess ʻ Ululani of Hilo

3. High Chiefess Analea Keohokālole

28. High Chief Makakaualiʻi

14. High Chief Kahoalani Eia

29. High Chiefess Kapalaoa

7. High Chiefess Kamaʻeokalani

30. High Chief Ahaula

15. High Chiefess Keakaula

31. High Chiefess Kawehe

v t e

Kalākaua
Kalākaua
family tree

Key- (k)= Kane (male/husband) (w)= wahine (female/wife) Subjects with bold titles, lavender highlighted, bold box= Direct bloodline Bold title, bold, grey box= Aunts, uncles, cousins line Bold title, bold white box= European or American (raised to aliʻi status by marriage or monarch's decree) Regular name and box= makaʻāinana or untitled foreign subject

Kāneikaiwilani (k)

Kanalohanaui (k)

Keakealani (w)

Ahu-a-ʻI (k)

Piʻilani (w) II

Moana (k)

Lonoikahaupu (k)

Kalanikauleleiaiwi (w)

Kauauaʻamahi (k)

Keawe II (k)

Lonomaʻaikanaka (w)

Kauhiahaki (k)

Iliki-a-Moana (w)

Keawepoepoe (k)

Kanoena (w)

Haʻaeamahi (k)

Kekelakekeokalani (w)

Alapainui (k)

Keaka (w)

Keeaumoku Nui (k)

Kamakaimoku (w)

Kaeamamao (k)[i]

Kaolanialiʻi (w)[i]

Kameʻeiamoku
Kameʻeiamoku
(k)

Kamakaʻeheikuli (w)

Keōua (k) Kahekili II (k)

Kekuiapoiwa II (w)

Ikuaʻana (w)

Heulu (k)

Moana (w)

Keaweʻopala (k)

Nohomualani (k)

Keaweaheulu (k)

Ululani (w)

Hakau (w)

Kanaʻina
Kanaʻina
(k)

Kauwa (w)

Eia (k)

Kepoʻokalani (k)[i]

Alapai (w)[i]

Keohohiwa (w)

Keōpūolani
Keōpūolani
(w)

Kamehameha I

Kalaniʻōpuʻu
Kalaniʻōpuʻu
(k)

Kānekapōlei
Kānekapōlei
(w)

Kiʻilaweau (k) Nāhiʻōleʻa (k)

Kahoʻowaha II (w) Inaina (w)

Hao (K)

Kailipakalua (w)

Kamanawa
Kamanawa
II (k)[i]

Kamokuiki
Kamokuiki
(w)[i]

ʻAikanaka (k)

Kamaeokalani (w)

Kaōleiokū (k)

Keoua (w)

Luahine (w)

Kalaʻimamahu

Kaheiheimālie

Kamehameha II

Kamehameha III

Kekūanāoʻa
Kekūanāoʻa
(k) Kahalaiʻa Luanuʻu (k)

Pauahi (w)

Kīnaʻu
Kīnaʻu
(w)

Pākī
Pākī
(k)

Kōnia
Kōnia
(w)

Kanaʻina
Kanaʻina
II

Kaʻahumanu
Kaʻahumanu
III

Kapaʻakea (1815 – 1866)[i]

Keohokālole (1816–1869)[i]

Keʻelikōlani
Keʻelikōlani
(w)

Kamehameha IV

Kamehameha V

Kaʻahumanu
Kaʻahumanu
IV

Pauahi Bishop (w)

Bishop (k)

Lunalilo
Lunalilo
(k)

Kaliokalani (1835–1852)[i]

Kalākaua 1836 - 1891[i]

Kapiʻolani (1834–1899)

Liliʻuokalani (1838 - 1917)[i]

Dominis (1832 - 1891)

Kaʻiulani (1842–?)[i]

Kaʻiminaʻauao (1844 – 1848)[i]

Cleghorn (1835 – 1910)

Likelike (1851 – 1887)[i]

Leleiohoku II (1854–1877)[i]

Kaʻiulani (1875–1899)[i]

Notes:

^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Genealogy of Liliuokalani, page 400, appendix B, No. 2 Queen of Hawaii, Liliuokalani. "Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen". University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 

See also[edit]

Coins of the Hawaiian dollar

Notes[edit] Footnotes[edit]

^ Liliuokalani, Hawaii's Story: "In the early part of the month of January, 1881, a message through the telephone reached me at my private residence at Washington Place, that my presence was required immediately at ʻIolani Palace." Liliuokalani
Liliuokalani
1898, p. 75

Citations[edit]

^ David W. Forbes, ed. (2003). Hawaiian national bibliography, 1780–1900. 4. University of Hawaii Press. p. 404. ISBN 0-8248-2636-1.  ^ a b "Crowned! Kalakaua's Coronation Accomplished: A Large But Unenthusiatic Assemblage!". The Hawaiian Gazette. Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands. February 14, 1883. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.  ^ In 1830 Queen Ka’ahumanu forbade public performances; cf. Missionaries and the Decline of Hula, HawaiiHistory.org; also: Hong, Cesily, "The Power of the Hula: A Performance Text for Appropriating Identity Among First Hawaiian Youth" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations. Paper 56, p. 21: Queen Ka’ahumanu, the favorite wife of Kamehameha I and an acting Regent during the reign of Kamehameha II
Kamehameha II
and Kamehameha III became a practicing Christian, and banned the hula and accompanying mele from all public venues. ^ a b c Allen 1995, pp. 1–6. ^ Liliuokalani
Liliuokalani
1898, pp. 1–2, 104–105, 399–409; Allen 1982, pp. 33–36; Haley 2014, p. 96 ^ Liliuokalani
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Further reading[edit]

Alexander, William DeWitt (1894). Kalakaua's Reign: A Sketch of Hawaiian History. Honolulu: Hawaiian Gazette Company. OCLC 16331580.  Armstrong, William N. (1904). Around the World with a King. New York, NY: F. A. Stokes Company – via HathiTrust.  Biographical Sketch of His Majesty King Kalakaua. Honolulu
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Kalākaua Leleiohoku II Likelike Liliuokalani

1995

Alfred Apaka Helen Desha Beamer Henri Berger Sol K. Bright Sr. Keaulumoku Joseph Kekuku Charles E. King Lena Machado Mary Pukui Victoria K. I`i Rodrigues

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Albert "Sonny" Cunha Sol Hoʻopiʻi Alvin Kaleolani Isaacs Haunani Kahalewai Mekia Kealakaʻi

1998

John Kameaaloha Almeida Irmgard Farden Aluli Robert Alexander Anderson Bina Mossman David Nape Songs honored: Hawaii Aloha, Ua Like No A Like, Kaulana Na Pua, Makalapua and Na Ali`i

1999

The Royal Hawaiian Band

2000

Maddy Lam Hawaiian Chanters: Keaulumoku, Ka`opulupulu, Kapoukahi, Kapihe and Hewahewa

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Haili Church Choir Genoa Keawe

2002

Ray Kinney Gabby Pahinui

Songs honored: Alika, Kalama'ula, Wehiwehi 'Oe

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Kamehameha Schools

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Kahauanu Lake Kawaiahaʻo Church

2005

Alfred Alohikea Kahauanu Lake Trio Bill Ali'iloa Lincoln Henry W. Waia`u

2006

Mahi Beamer The Brothers Cazimero Charles K. L. Davis Linda Dela Cruz Nina Keali`iwahamana Emma Veary

2007

Bill Ka'iwa Jesse Kalima Eddie Kamae Donald McDiarmid Sr. Peter Moon Marlene Sai John Pi'ilani Watkins

2008

Joseph Ae'a Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kahau Kauanui Alohikea Anuhea Audrey Brown Thomas Kihei Desha Brown Alice Angeline Johnson John Keola Lake Albert Po'ai Nahale-a Sr. Leo Nahenahe Singers Palani Vaughan James Ka'upena Wong

2009

Hui Ohana Thomas Sylvester Kalama Dennis Kamakahi Ma'iki Aiu Lake Kui Lee

2010

Pat Namaka Bacon Andy Cummings Ernest Kaʻai Richard Kauhi Quartet Keali'i Reichel

2011

Joseph Ilalaole Benny Kalama Sam Li'a Kalainaina Jr. Akoni Mika Alice Namakelua Olomana James Pihanui Kuluwaimaka Palea

2012

Ka Leo Hawai‘i George Kainapau Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau George Na'ope Harry Owens Song honored: Hawaii Ponoi

2013

Kamaka Hawaii, Inc. (ukulele maker) Matthew H. Kane Iolani Luahine Napua Stevens Don Ho

2014

Hawaii Calls Sonny Chillingworth Edith Kawelohea McKinzie Puakea Nogelmeier Beverly Noa Lani Custino

2015

Lokalia Montgomery Lei Collins Halekulani Girls (Alice Fredlund, Sybil Bright Andrews, Linda Dela Cruz) Jerry Byrd Darrell Lupenui Thaddius Wilson O’Brian Eselu

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Johnny Noble Jean “Kini” Sullivan John Kaimikaua Mamo Howell Danny Kaleikini

2017

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