Kanealai

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Kaneʻalai[1] (also known as Kane-a-Laʻe) was a Queen regnant of the Hawaiian island of Molokai, who lived in the 18th century. She ruled as Alii nui of Molokai.

She was a daughter of Luahiwa II (of the reigning family of Kauai)[2] and Ka-hoʻoia-a-Pehu.[3]

Kaneʻalai planted a mountain apple tree.[4]

She married Keaweʻīkekahialiʻiokamoku, the king of Hawaiʻi. They had four children.

After Keaweʻīkekahialiʻiokamoku died, Kaneʻalai became a wife of Kekaulike, the king of Maui. With him she had one daughter, Luahiwa, who married her half-brother Kahekili II.

It is probably because of Kaneʻalai that Kamehameha-nui, the son of Kekaulike and Kekuiapoiwa I, was raised as a young boy at Waialua, Molokaʻi, and because of her connection with Kekaulike that her son and grandsons and other chiefs of Molokaʻi went to the help of Kamehameha-nui in his fight with Kalaniʻōpuʻu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ She was probably named after major god Kāne.
  2. ^ The Kamehamehas
  3. ^ Kane'alai
  4. ^ Place names of Hawaii by Mary Kawena Pukui