Kamehameha I


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Kamehameha I (“the one set apart,” his adopted name) (b. Paiea)

(?1758–1819) Hawaiian unifier and king; born on Kohala, District of Hawaii, then known as the Sandwich Islands. Following the death of the chief of Hawaii, his uncle Kalaniopu'u (1782), Kamehameha conquered the island. After other victories on Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the other islands, he formed the Kingdom of Hawaii by 1810. He stimulated Hawaiian trade but kept intact the customs and the religion of his people. Hawaii placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol.
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The entity was created in 1884 by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, who as the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha I held title to some 437,000 acres--nearly 10 percent of the land in Hawaii--with broad stretches on Hawaii and Oahu, and smaller holdings on Kauai, Maui and Molokai.
The day becomes even more special for Big Island residents as the late King Kamehameha is born in North Kohala,” explained Harold.
It's a very special King Kamehameha is special to Hawaii like William Wallace is to Scotland.
Kamehameha is here to stay, be says, but to operate in the global village of the 21st century, reevaluation and change are realities.