Keohohiwa

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Keohohiwa
Spouse Kepoʻokalani
Issue ʻAikanaka
Father Keaweaheulu
Mother Ululani
Born c. 1775

Keohohiwa (1775 - ????) was a Hawaiian chiefess during the formation of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Life[edit]

Keohohiwa was born about 1775. Her father was Keawe-a-Heulu, the chief warrior and councillor of Kamehameha I, who assisted him to overthrow his cousin Kiwalaʻo and unite the eight separate islands of Hawaii into one Kingdom of Hawaii.[1] Her mother was Ululani, the aliʻi of Hilo and the most celebrated poet of her days.

Her brother was Naihe, the councillor and chief orator of Kamehameha I and husband of Chiefess Kapiʻolani (c. 1781–1841) who helped Christian missionaries by renouncing the goddess Pele.

Keohohiwa married Chief Kepoʻokalani, son of Kameʻeiamoku, one of the royal twins. She had one son ʻAikanaka from her husband. Through her son she was great-grandmother of Kalākaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry Soszynski. "Keohohiwa". web page on "Rootsweb". Retrieved 2009-11-24. 
  2. ^ Liliʻuokalani (Queen of Hawaii) (July 25, 2007) [1898]. Hawaii's story by Hawaii's queen, Liliuokalani. Lee and Shepard, reprinted by Kessinger Publishing, LLC. p. 399. ISBN 978-0-548-22265-2.  Appendix E.