Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00453
Claimant: Kuihelani
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Wailuku
Ahupuaa: Wailuku
Ili: Keahupu, Puako, Puhiawaawa, Mokuhau, Ahuana, Halaula, Kumuwiliwili, Peepee
Statistics: 3029 characters 514 words
No. 453, Kuihelani
N.R. 174v2

Letter telling of the basis of right in the taro patch and the basis of right in various lihis and `ilis of Wailuku.

There are 93 taro patches at Keahupio and also an unirrigated kula. The description is as follows: on the north a small stream, on the east the highway, on the south the edge of the cliff and the kula of Puako, on the west the auwai. Those are the boundaries and that place is our taro patch kuleana from my parents from long ago. Kaiakahi remained and upon his death I inherited it. Eleven taro patches at Puhiawawa and also a small kula there, this was from Kailihiwa. Seven taro patches at Mokuhau, 20 taro patches at Ahuana, 2 at Halaula, 2 at another Halaula, 1 taro patch at K ....

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.... d 1/3 has been returned to the government because the person who had owned the land is dead.

Kailihiwa, sworn by the Word of God, I am the one who have given Puhiawawa for farming to those people and they still have it at this time. No one has objected to them.

See Kuihelani's protest for the ahupuaa of Punahoa in Hilo, page 553, volume II. [See Award 463 for Hawaii Island award]

N.T. 246v3
No. 453, Kuihelani

Office of the Minister of Interior, September 6, 1848

See Kuihelan's protest for the ahupuaa of Punahoa in Hilo, page 553, volume II. [N.T.]

[Award 453; R.P. 1997; Keahupu Wailuku; 1 ap.; 16.76 Acs; Puako Wailuku; 1 ap.; .56 Ac.; Puhiawaawa Wailuku; 1 ap.; 1.11 Acs]