Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American by Noenoe K. Silva

By Noenoe K. Silva

In 1897, as a white oligarchy made plans to permit the U.S. to annex Hawai'i, local Hawaiians equipped an enormous petition force to protest. Ninety-five percentage of the local inhabitants signed the petition, inflicting the annexation treaty to fail within the U.S. Senate. This occasion used to be unknown to many modern Hawaiians until eventually Noenoe okay. Silva rediscovered the petition within the strategy of studying this booklet. With few exceptions, histories of Hawai'i were established completely on English-language resources. they've got now not taken into consideration the millions of pages of newspapers, books, and letters written within the mom tongue of local Hawaiians. by means of conscientiously reading lots of those records, Silva fills a vital hole within the ancient list. In so doing, she refutes the long-held concept that local Hawaiians passively authorized the erosion in their tradition and lack of their kingdom, displaying that they actively resisted political, financial, linguistic, and cultural domination. Drawing on Hawaiian-language texts, essentially newspapers produced within the 19th century and early 20th, Silva demonstrates that print media was once valuable to social communique, political organizing, and the perpetuation of Hawaiian language and tradition. a strong critique of colonial historiography, Aloha Betrayed offers a much-needed heritage of local Hawaiian resistance to American imperialism.

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11. ’’≤∂ However neither the reiteration nor a corresponding sentence to ‘‘Such is the end of a transgressor’’ appear in the Hawaiian text. It is likely that the sentiment was taken from a statement three pages earlier, in which Kamakau faults Cook for accepting the o√erings made to several akua and for eating the things consecrated to those akua. ‘‘No laila, ua hahau mai ke akua i¯a ia’’ (So the akua struck him), wrote Kamakau. The text in Ruling Chiefs has thus translated what Kamakau wrote as Cook’s transgression against the native akua into a transgression against the Christian god.

Should a famine arise, the Ali ¿i Nui was held at fault and deposed. . Should an Ali ¿i Nui be stingy and cruel to the commoners . . he or she would cease to be pono, lose favor with the Akua and be struck down, usually by the people. . ’’∞≠∞ Land tenure was the central feature of this system of political and social relationships based on obligations as well as bonds of a√ection. When a new island or district ruler, an ali¿i ¿ai moku, came into o≈ce, he or she would appoint konohiki, who were also ali¿i, as administrators over the large district areas called kalana and ahupua¿a.

O ka ¿uku lele me ka makika. 5. ¿O ka laha ¿ana mai o n¯a ma¿i luku. 6. ¿O ka loli ¿ana o ka ¿ea e hanu ai. 7. ¿O ka ho¿on¯awaliwali ¿ana i n¯a kino. 8. ¿O ka loli ¿ana o n¯a mea ulu. 9. ¿O ka loli ¿ana o n¯a ho¿omana, a hui p¯u me n¯a ho¿omana pegana. 10. ¿O ka loli lapa¿au ¿ana. 11. ¿O n¯a k¯an¯awai o ke aupuni. The fruits and the seeds that his [Cook’s] actions planted sprouted and grew, and became trees that spread to devastate the people of these islands. 1. Gonorrhea together with syphilis.

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