Alii Aimoku of Kauai


Alii Aimoku of Kauai

The Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi was the sovereign king or queen of the islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau.

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Overview

The monarchs of Kauaʻi, like those of the other Hawaiian islands, claim descent from Wakea and Papa. Nanaulu, a descendant in the fourteenth generation from Wakea, was the ancestor of Moikeha, 1st Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauai, but his dynasty was supplanted after two generations. The second, or Puna dynasty was established by La'amaikahiki, eleventh in descent from Puna who was twenty-fourth in descent from Wakea. Of course, every aliʻi lineage is ancient to us, but the northern kingdoms produced the great bloodlines that everyone wanted to graft into, including Kamehameha. Theirs is the "bluest blood", and the kingdoms they created, while very much like the kingdoms that Kamehameha’s grandparents and parents created, had a slightly different culture. [1] The last Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi of the old uninterrupted line of Puna was Kawelo'a'maihunali'i. After his death the kingship of Kauaʻi fell on Kuali'i, the Aliʻi Aimoku of Oahu and cousin of Kawelo'a'maihunali'i.

In 1810, King Kaumualiʻi, the 23rd Aliʻ Aimoku, ceded his kingdom to King Kamehameha I of Hawaii, in an effort to avoid bloodshed. Thereafter, he ruled it as a Vassal state, until kidnapped by King Kamehameha II and taken to Honolulu in 1821. After his death in 1824, his son George Kaumualiʻi took back his birth name Humehume and attempted to re-establish an independent on Kauaʻi, but was also eventually captured and taken to Honolulu. Ironically, any claim to the crown of the Hawaiian islands now rests with Kaumualii's heirs, the House of Kawānanakoa, after the death of the House of Kamehameha and House of Kalākaua.

List of Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi

The known independent rulers were:[2][3]

  • Moikeha 1st Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Haulanuiaiakea 2nd Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • La'amaikahiki 3rd Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Ahukini-a-Laa 4th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kamahano 5th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Luanu'u 6th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kukona 7th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Manokalanipo 8th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kamakamano 9th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kahakuakane 10th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kuwalupaukamoku 11th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kahakumakapaweo 12th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kalanikukuma 13th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kahakumakalina 14th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kamakapu 15th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kawelomahamahaia 16th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kawelomakualua 17th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kaweloiankanaka 18th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kawelo'a'maihunali'i 19th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kuali'i ? - 1730 20th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi and 19th Alii Aimoku of Oahu
  • Peleioholani 1730 - 1770, 21st Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi and 22nd Aliʻi Aimoku of Oahu
  • Kamakahelei (female) 1770 - 1794, 22nd Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi
  • Kaumuali'i 1794 - 1810, 23rd Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi

References

  1. ^ Jim Bartels (2003). "Nu'uanu, O'ahu - A Native Place: Old O'ahu". Pacific Worlds web site. http://www.pacificworlds.com/nuuanu/native/native1.cfm. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  2. ^ Christopher Buyers. "Kauai Genealogy". http://www.royalark.net/Hawaii/kauai.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  3. ^ Henry Soszynski (2007). "Chiefs of Kauai". University of Queensland. http://uqconnect.net/~zzhsoszy/states/hawaii/kauai.html. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 

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