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Ke Aupuni Moi

By Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau- Kamehameha School Press

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Title: Ke Aupuni Moi  
Author: Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau- Kamehameha School Press
Language: Hawaiian
Subject: Non Fiction, Education, Hawaiian History
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Publisher: Kuleana Kope
Member Page: Hale Kuamoʻo Hawaiian Language Center


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Manaiakalani Kamakau Kamehameha School Press, B. S. (2001). Ke Aupuni Moi. Retrieved from

This book is the second half of Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau’s landmark text on the history of Kamehameha and the kingdom he established. Written in Hawaiian as a serial column over three years, it ran from October 20, 1866, to October 14, 1869, in two consecutive Hawaiian newspapers: Kuokoa and Ke Au Okoa. Publication of this portion began on February 22, 1868. Due to its length, the account has been published in two parts. Ke Kumu Aupuni1 or “The Foundation of Nationhood,” tells of Kamehameha’s birth, his rise to power and conquest of the islands, his death and that of his son and heir, Kalanikualiholiho, Kamehameha II. This book, Ke Aupuni Mo?i or “The Kingdom,” gives an account of Hawai?i under the reign of Kamehameha’s other sacred son, Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III, a time of great formation and change. This book presents the work of Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau as he presented it to his own people and his peers, in the language and order in which he wrote it. S. M. Kamakau has been relied upon for nearly 130 years as a singularly important historian and Hawaiian author. Material has been drawn from this and other of his works to create critical history and cultural texts.2 These publications have utilized translations of Kamakau’s work, often reordered for clarity or continuity, changes which are not included in this text. Existing originals of this historical account are rare, fragile and often nearly unreadable, thus the material has been retyped, maintaining the column, paragraph and sentence format of the original, except where noted. The glottal stop and macron are added to aid modern second-language readers, and paragraphs are numbered for easy reference. This book was made possible by many persons, and was made necessary by the reflowering of interest in Hawaiian language, history and culture that has been taking place in the last two decades. This renaissance has resulted in a rapidly growing audience of Hawaiian language readers who will i¬nd Kamakau’s writing to be both educational and enjoyable. The text also addresses the current demand for renewed access to historical and cultural materials for research and cultural inquiry. An extensive index, created for this text, facilitates access to the contents even for those not fluent in the Hawaiian language.

History and biography of King Kamehameha III

Olelo Mua Mai ka moku mua ana mai o ka pawa o ke ao ma kai loa aku o ka lae o Kumukahi a ka wahi ana iho o ke kapa po lipo i na moku hapapa ma o a e o Lehua, a mai ke ki eki ena o luna loa a i ka ha aha ana o lalo iho me na ku ono like ole o ke ao akea nei, he welina ke aloha i na hoa e heluhelu mai nei i keia puke heluhelu a mo olelo kupuna a ke Kakau Mo olelo Hawai i, Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau. O keia ka lua o na puke ma ke ka ina, a o ka hapa hope ia o ka mo olelo ana i kakau ai no ke au ia Kamehameha Na i Aupuni a me kona mau ho oilina, o Kalanikualiholiho, Kamehameha II me Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III; o ka puke mua o Ke Kumu Aupuni.1 Na Kamakau i ho ili ili maila na hune ike me na mo olelo i waiwai ai keia mau puke, eia na e, na ka limahana o keia au i ho onohonoho hou i kana mo olelo ma ke ano i puka a e ai, no laila, me ka hiki ole ke ho oia i ka pololei loa o ia mahele hana a makou nei, noi hou a ela ka luna ho oponopono, nona iho a no na hoa hana a pau i komo pu i loko o ia pu ali limahana, e ahonui mai ka mea heluhelu ma kahi hemahema ke ike ia ihola, a mai ae i ka ake ake a ia mai o ka hoihoi a me ka nanea ma ka heluhelu ana a e i nei mo olelo Hawai i. O keia puke ka mahele hope o ka Kamakau mo olelo no ke aupuni a Kamehameha i ho okahua ai ma keia pae aina, ia mahele i pili i ke aupuni o ke au ia Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III. Ho ike ia na hana a Kamehameha III a me na luna aupuni i ia mau makahiki oehuehu o ka aina: ka ho opa a ana i na ku ikahi me na aina e, ka lilo a me ka pa a hou ana o ke aupuni, ke komo ana o Hawai i i ka ohana aupuni o ke ao, ke kukulu ana i aupuni kumukanawai ma o ka ho okumu ana i na kanawai me na kuleana o kanaka, a me ka ho onohonoho ana i na mahele like ole o ke aupuni i ku pa a ma ke ano he aupuni ku oko a. He ike maka o Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau no ia mahele holo oko a o ka mo olelo Hawai i, a he waiwai lua ole kana ha i akahele ana mai i ke ka ina hanana o ia mau makahiki. Ma ka mohala hou ana a e o ka hoihoi i ka olelo Hawai i ma waena o ka po e Hawai i a me ka po e e a e i mahalo i na pono o keia aina, nui na hana ha aheo i ho oko ia e na manaleo, na kumu me na haumana ma ka pa a hou ana o ka olelo Hawai i i ko keia au e holo nei. Akaka no na e ke kulana ko iko i o ka ho omaopopo ana i ka mo olelo Hawai i kahiko ma ke ano i maopopo ai i ka po e o mua aku nei, oiai o ka mo olelo kekahi mea e ho okino mai ana i ka no ono o ana o ka Hawai i. O ke kulana mua o na mo olelo, ma ke ano a me ke ka ina i ho oili ia ai e na kupuna kahiko i ko lakou ewe pono i, a ma ka olelo i ha i ia ai, o ia ihola ke kahua pono kahi e ho omaka ai ia ho omaopopo ana. He wahi pohaku keia puke i ke kipapa hou ia ana o ia kahua no ka po e o keia au. He nui no na mo olelo ma ka olelo Hawai i i pa a mua ma na nupepa a me na.


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