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Claim Number: 00386
Claimant: Kaweawea
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Puako, Olowalu
Ili: Honokawai kukui, Holili
Statistics: 4299 characters 758 words
No. 386, Kaweawea
N.R. 122-125v2

To the Land Commissioners:

I petition because of my troubles with my house lot at Holili. It is on the south of the house of Hoolulu. This place of which I tell, is a very ancient place from my makuas who reared me, Moluhi and Haona. Their occupancy was from Keopuolani. When Moluhi died, Haona, his wahine, was the heir, and when she died, I, Kaweawea, was her heir to this houselot and the house and a certain land, a ku at Oloalu, called Honokawai kukui. These are my inheritances. The house stands on this site. Keawa, Pahia, Lelehu Pauahi are the witnesses. Puuama and Kalalike are dead.

Here is this thought, concerning the talk of purchase with Kekauonohi: Kaweawea: I have come to you for a separate place for myself, mauka of Puako, for my house to stand because my house is full of stewards therefore this talk about a place to farm. I would like a place for my house to stand; it is full of others' bundles.

Kekauonohi: That is how we all must live, as wanderers, the shelter of the houses we live in must be your places. If the ali`i goes, we go too.

Kaweawea: I need a little place to farm.

Kekauonohi: A separate place, however.

Kaweawea: Yes, a separate place - it is just behind the place of Kaleohemahema ma.

Kekauonohi: Yes, go. Kuokoa will go and point out a place for you.

Kaweawea: Because of the grea ....

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.... and everything that was put in by you - these are all your things. I agreed. it would be best to sign their names on a paper to sign their names. Therefore, my thought is that it is not good I was stupid in thinking my own place would be returned to me, and also their own place. The house was adobe, like the parcel of my place given by the Ali`i to Kaiheekai, and also the place which became my house. My thought is ended. /See diagrams/ [No diagrams in this text]

F.T. 5v7
[See 5834]

N.T. 191v2
No. 386, Kaweawea

Keawa, sworn by the Word of God, Moluhi is an in-law of Kaweawea. We had lived together and Moluhi had died; Haona inherited his estate and at Haona's death he bequested his things to Kaweawea. The land of Honikawaikukui by name which is at Oloalu and all things personal were for Kaweawea. That is what we had heard were given to him. Moluhi died in the year 1837 and Haona in the year 1839. Kekauonohi went to live there in the last part of 183. Probably it was he who had raised objections there.

Pahia, sworn by the Word of God, I have known that Haona had given the house site with the land. That is the end of my knowledge. I have not known the time Kekauonohi had lived there.

[Award 386; R.P. 3534; Puako Lahaina; 2 ap.; 1 rood 34 rods; R.P. 5834; Puako Lahaina; 1 ap.; 26 rods; See other documents listed under 378-385]