Kūkaniloko

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Kūkaniloko, Chiefess of Oʻahu
Born
Spouse(s)Luaia
ChildrenKalaʻimanuʻia
Parent(s)Piliwale of Oʻahu
Paʻakanilea of Oʻahu

Kūkaniloko[1] was an ancient Hawaiian noble lady, who became the Chiefess (Hawaiian: Aliʻi Wahine) of the island of Oahu, and had a long reign.

Biography[edit]

Lady Kūkaniloko was born on Oʻahu as a daughter of High Chief Piliwale and his spouse, High Chiefess Paʻakanilea. Kūkanilokoʻs younger sister was called Kohipalaoa; they were Piliwaleʻs only children, and he had no sons.[2] After Piliwale's death, Kūkaniloko became the first female ruler of the whole island of Oʻahu; there were some female rulers on Oʻahu before Kūkaniloko — like Mualani — but they ruled only over the small portion of Oʻahu.

Marriage[edit]

Kūkaniloko married a man called Luaia,[3] who was a chief from Maui. They had at least one child[4]Kalaʻimanuʻia,[5] who became the Chiefess of Oʻahu (after her mother's death).[6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ She was probably named after the god called .
  2. ^ Johannes C. Andersen. Tuttle Publishing, 2012. Myths & Legends of the Polynesians. "Piliwale had two daughters, but no son."
  3. ^ Kamakau, Samuel Mānaiakalani, Ka Nupepa Kuokoa (newspaper). 1865. "Ka Moolelo O Hawaii Nei".
  4. ^ It is possible that Kūkaniloko and her spouse also had a son named Kauhimakapaweo.
  5. ^ P. Grimshaw, K. Holmes, M. Lake (2001). Women's Rights and Human Rights: International Historical Perspectives. P. 77.
  6. ^ Fornander, Abraham (circuit judge of Maui), An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origin and Migrations. Trubner & Company, Ludgate Hill, London (1880)/Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969., p. 274.
  7. ^ Kamakau, Samuel Mānaiakalani, Ka Nupepa Kuokoa (newspaper). 1865. "He Mau Olele Mua No Ka Mookuauhau o Kamehameha I".
Preceded by
Piliwale
High Chief of Oʻahu Succeeded by
Kalaʻimanuʻia