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Kalaniʻōpuʻu-a-Kaiamamao
Ali'i Nui of Kaʻū
Aliʻi Aimoku of Hawaiʻi
Kalaniʻōpuʻu ʻAhu ʻula and mahiole.jpg
The original ʻahu ʻula and mahiole of Kalaniʻōpuʻu that was given to Captain James Cook as a gift in 1779 and now on display at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu Hawaii
Bornc. 1729
DiedApril 1782 (aged 52–53)
Kāʻilikiʻi, WaioʻahukiniKaʻū
SpouseKalola Pupuka-o-Honokawailani
Kalaiwahineuli
Kamakolunuiokalani
Mulehu
Kānekapōlei
Kekupuohi[1]
IssueKīwalaʻō
Kalaipaihala
Pualinui
Keōua Kuahuʻula
Keōua Peʻeale
HouseHouse of Keawe
FatherKalaninuiamamao
MotherKamakaimoku

Kalaniʻōpuʻu-a-Kaiamamao (c. 1729 – April 1782) was the aliʻi nui (supreme monarch) of the island of Hawaiʻi. He was called Terreeoboo, King of Owhyhee by James Cook and other Europeans. His name has also been written as Kaleiopuu.

Biography[edit]

Kalaniʻōpuʻu was the son of Kalaninuiamamao (k) and his wife Kamākaʻimoku (w), a high ranking aliʻi wahine (female of hereditary nobility) who was also the mother of Keōua (k) with another husband named Kalanikeʻeaumoku (k). This made her the grandmother of Kamehameha I.[2] During his reign, Alapainui had kept the two young princesses, Kalaniʻōpuʻu and Keōua, close to him out of either kindness or politics.[2][3]

Kalaniʻōpuʻu-a-Kaiamamao was the king of the island during the times Captain James Cook came to Hawaiʻi and went aboard his ship on 26 November 1778.[4] After Cook anchored at Kealakekua Bay in January 1779, Kalaniʻōpuʻu-a-Kaiamamao paid a ceremonial visit on 26 January 1779 and exchanged gifts including a ʻahuʻula (feathered cloak)[5] and mahiole (ceremonial helmet),[6] since it was during the Makahiki season. Cook's ships returned on 11 February to repair storm damage. This time relations were not as good, resulting in a violent struggle and Cook's death.

Kalaniʻōpuʻu-a-Kaiamamao died at Kāʻilikiʻi, Waioʻahukini, Kaʻū, in April 1782. He was succeeded by his son, Kīwalaʻō, as king of Hawaiʻi island; and his nephew, Kamehameha I, who was given guardianship of Kū-ka-ili-moku, the god of war. His nephew would eventually overthrow his son at the battle of Mokuʻōhai. The island of Hawaiʻi was then effectively divided into three parts: his nephew Kamehameha ruled the western districts, his younger son Keōua Kuahuula controlled Kaʻū, and his brother Keawemauhili controlled Hilo.

A feathered cloak associated with Kalaniʻōpuʻu, on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAKE". Ke Kumu Hawaii. 2 (6). Honolulu. March 16, 1836. p. 21.
  2. ^ a b Abraham Fornander (1880). An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origins and Migrations, and the Ancient History of the Hawaiian People to the Times of Kamehameha I. Trubner & Company. p. 135.
  3. ^ Hawaiian Historical Society (1904). Annual Report of the Hawaiian Historical Society. The Society. p. 7.
  4. ^ William De Witt Alexander (1891). A brief history of the Hawaiian people. American Book Co. pp. 104–116.
  5. ^ "'ahu 'ula (Feathered cloak)". Museum of New Zealand web site. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
  6. ^ "Mahiole (helmet)". Museum of New Zealand web site. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
Preceded by
Alii Kaiʻinamao Kalani-nui-i-a-mamao, 1st Aliʻi of Kau
Aliʻi of Kaʻū
?–1782
Succeeded by
Kīwalaʻō
Preceded by
Alapaʻinuiakauaua
Ruler of Hawaiʻi Island
1754–1782
Succeeded by
Kīwalaʻō