Lost Palaces of Hawai’i
Royal Residences of the Kingdom Period
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About the Book
The remains of Kaniakapūpū—King Kamehameha III’s summer residence—bear no traces of the feast that once served ten thousand of his subjects gathered in celebration of Hawaiian sovereignty. Although not all historic Hawaii residences are still standing, the pictures, photographs, and comprehensive maps in this book can provide a wealth of knowledge. Discover the site of Queen Ka‘ahumanu’s death, Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani’s house, which rivaled the splendor of King Kalākaua’s official palace, and Lili‘uokalani’s home, where Robert Wilcox plotted an armed insurrection to overthrow the Constitution of 1887.
This comprehensive guide to the Hawaiian royal residences aims to bring history and location together. Using accounts by missionaries, ship captains, early visitors, and reports in English and Hawaiian-language media, this groundbreaking book provides an extensive look into the now-lost residences of the kingdom’s elite. Learn about the historic events that took place in the residences of Hawaiian royalty and see how the island chiefs lived their everyday lives.
About the Author(s)
Ralph Thomas Kam
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 100 photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022