Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00454
Claimant: Naleipuleho
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Wailuku
Ahupuaa: Waihee
Ili: Kukuiopuni
Statistics: 1933 characters 313 words
No. 454, Naleipuleho, February 13, 1847
N.R. 175-176v2

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: Letter telling of this kuleana at Waihee. Kaauwai gave me that land of Kuiopuni. In the year of our Lord 1836, we lived at Waihee, a farm for Keakakilohi. There was no vegetable food on this land. It was I who farmed, with the students. When there was food, the school house was built and a sleeping house. I lived there four years with the students. The students farmed as their compensation to the school teacher, Naleipuleho. The kula is mine too. The boundary of Kuunakawelu is on the east, a fence is on the north, Kahahepaka on ....

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.... laipuleho still has at this time. The place is overgrown with weeds but the school house still remains at the present time.

Napela, sworn, by the Bible, N. (Nalaipuleho) lived there in the year 1837. Kaauwai had given that place to him and the boundaries are on the north is Punahawele, on the south is Pohanokama and on the west is Halepaka. Nalaipuleho did cultivation there until the year 1842, Kauluohi gave him land at Pelekane in Lahaina and living was under Kekauluohi instead of Kaauwai. After Kekauluohi's death, living would then be under her successor V. Kamamalu perhaps.

[No. 454 not awarded; See 398]