Kamokuiki

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Kamokuiki
Spouse Alapai-maloiki
Kamanawa II
Issue
Caesar Kaluaiku Kapaʻakea
Kekahili
Father High Chief Kanepawale
Mother High Chiefess Uaua
Born c. 1795
Hāna, Maui
Died September 26, 1840(1840-09-26)
Honolulu
Burial Kawaiahaʻo Church[1]

Kamokuiki (c. 1795 – September 26, 1840) was a grandmother of the last two ruling monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Life[edit]

She was born about 1795 as a daughter of the chief Kanepawale, the son of Kaʻihelemoana and Kaʻopa, and his wife Uaua. Her grandfather's sister was Hikuikekualono, the mother of Kahaopulani, who according to legend hid and nursed the baby Kamehameha I during his infancy when he was being hunted down by Alapainui.[2]

She married High Chief Kamanawa II and had son Caesar Kapaʻakea (1815–1866) with him. A daughter named Kekahili was born in about 1830. Kamanawa found the daughter was not his, but of Chief Alapai-maloiki, and Kamanawa had a son by another woman named Aulani.[3]

She divorced her husband Kamanawa in 1840, but Kamanawa was not allowed to remarry while she was alive. She died in Honolulu on September 26, 1840.[4]

Kamanawa and accomplice Lonoapuakau were found guilty of her murder through poison.

They were hanged in the Honolulu Fort in October. This incident left a mark on her son Kapaʻakea and his son David Kalākaua. The conflict with conservative American missionaries would become a crisis after Kalākaua took the throne as King, followed by his sister Liliʻuokalani.[5]

The House of Kawānanakoa descends from her daughter Kekahili. The House of Kalākaua descends from her son Kapaʻakea.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pononohawaiiponoi.com/page10/page10.html
  2. ^ Dean Kekoolani. "Kamokuiki (Ka-moku-iki)". Kekoolani Genealogy of the Descendants of the Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  3. ^ Kapikauinamoku (1955). "High Chief Kamanawa II Is Hanged for Murder". The Honolulu Advertiser. 
  4. ^ June Gutmanis (1974). "Law ... Shall Punish All Men Who Commit Crime". Hawaiian Journal of History (Hawaiian Historical Society) 8: 143–145. hdl:10524/526. 
  5. ^ William De Witt Alexander (1894). Kalakaua's Reign: A Sketch of Hawaiian History. Hawaiian gazette. p. 3. 
  6. ^ Christopher Buyers. "Kauai Genealogy". Royal Ark web site. Retrieved 2009-12-06.