Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00473B
Claimant: Pikanele
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Honuaula, Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Waipao, Papaanui, Polapola, Molokini Island
Statistics: 4900 characters 847 words
No. 473B, Pikanele, Lahaina, February 15, 1847
N.R. 190-191v2

Concerning my rights to the lands of Waipao and Papaanui at Honuaula:
1. I got Waipao in 1840, from Auhea and the Mo`i. This land was in compensation for my lands from which I was dispossessed by Kaeo, and the two Mohopilos. After the trial, I was given the land.

2. Papaanui. I got it that year from Auhea, from Mahune, her Luna. My right in that land is that it was land which was taken in the time of Kaauwai because the annual tax was lacking. It was I who gave the payment from my own property: (1 fathom-long hog, 4 dragnets, 80 tapas, 40 tapa skirts, 1 fishing line of 200 fathoms. I was dispossessed in 1846.

II. 2 taro patches in Polapola, in Lahaina. I got them when Hoapilikane expelled the chiefesses who led Nahienaena astray, from Pualinui and Kamakini, because of the request of my wahine, Kaunahi. I was dispossessed in 1847.

III. Molokini. I got it in 1840. My right was from Kalaimoku to Hoapilikane, and from him to me. I was dispossessed in 1846. These are the lands to which I have a claim.

Here is my thought, however, if it pleases the honorable Elder to re ....

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.... hat is what I have known about the giving away of that land at Ukumehame.
See page 232

N.T. 232v2
No. 473!, Pikanele, from page 229
[should be 473B]

Kalua was sworn by the Bible, For the patches Pikanele is claiming to the officers who quiet land titles and the action.

The konohiki had allowed that the patches be for Pikanele, but the tax assessor and the Friday overseer had approved this providing Pikanele would pay $3.00 for the past Fridays. That was agreed by the tax assessor and the Friday overseer.

N.T. 452v10
No. 473B, K. Pikanele, Honolulu Hale, 13 January 1855, Protested by Mahoe, from page 135, Vol 2 N.T.

Mahoe, the konohiki of Kaeo in Honolulu appeared in person before the land officers and related, Pikanele and I did have a case for his land section and a pond lying in Kaeo of Honuaula, Maui. This was held before M. Kekauluohi, the prime minister of the government and the verdict was in Pikanele's favor. I am destitute and Pikanele has had this land since 1836.
DECISION: Mahoe, the konohiki of Kaeo in Honuaula has no claim, the verdict is for Pikanele.

[No. 473B not awarded]