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 geared up a big 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 was once unknown to many modern Hawaiians till Noenoe ok. Silva rediscovered the petition within the strategy of studying this booklet. With few exceptions, histories of Hawai'i were established completely on English-language assets. they've got now not taken under consideration the millions of pages of newspapers, books, and letters written within the mom tongue of local Hawaiians. by means of conscientiously studying a lot of those files, Silva fills a vital hole within the old checklist. In so doing, she refutes the long-held concept that local Hawaiians passively authorized the erosion in their tradition and lack of their state, exhibiting that they actively resisted political, monetary, 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 presents a much-needed historical past of local Hawaiian resistance to American imperialism.

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Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism (American Encounters/Global Interactions)

In 1897, as a white oligarchy made plans to permit the USA to annex Hawai'i, local Hawaiians equipped a big 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 was once unknown to many modern Hawaiians till Noenoe okay.

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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. The konohiki would, in turn, appoint lesser konohiki over the smaller areas within each district. The maka¿¯ainana farmed and fished within their district, and also gathered firewood and anything else they needed from anywhere within their kalana or ahupua¿a.

P. ∞∞Ω the legacy of kauikeaouli From his childhood as the young m¯o¿¯ı Kamehameha III until his death in 1854, Kauikeaouli led Hawai¿i through the multiple challenges to his nation’s sovereignty and to his people’s dignity. With his council of ali¿i nui, which included women, along with his haole advisers, he transformed Hawai¿i into a nation-state recognized by the would-be colonizing nations, and in doing so he preserved his nation’s independence. The Kingdom of Hawai¿i adopted what it needed from the European and American systems, while preserving as much as possible its own traditions.

Early Struggles with the Foreigners 25 Kanaka authors in the nineteenth century o√er varying analyses of the reasons for the mass deaths. In 1839, Davida Malo wrote the first Hawaiian-language account, which was translated into English by the missionary Lorrin Andrews and published in the missionary magazine intended for an American audience, the Hawaiian Spectator. ’’≥≥ Throughout the article, Malo castigates the ali¿i for not taking proper care of the people, accusing them of exploiting the people for their own enrichment, and caring only for their own pleasures.

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