Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01340
Claimant: Biki
Other claimant:
Other name: Piki
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Waikiki
Ili: Niu
Statistics: 3321 characters 557 words
No. 1340, Biki
N.R. 79v3

I, Biki, greet you, the Land Commissioners: Here is my thought to you. I am living in Niu, I have a mo`o called Keaweili. There are some "lele" /jump/ lands pertaining to that mo`o, the first is Hawaiiloa, the second is Kawalawala, the third is Pohakupeeue, the fourth is Popoloiki, the fifth is Popolonui, an olona upland is the sixth. /Translator's notes olona, which was used for cordage because of its excellent fibers, grew in moist places/. Those are the things pertaining to this mo`o.
December 6, 1847, Niu

F.T. 485-486v2
Cl. 1340, Biki, September 18, 1848

Kaukalu, sworn, I know this place. It is in ili of Niu, District of Waititi. It is in one piece and garden ground only, having potatoes, and 1 house ....

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.... a's land.

Piki had received his land from Hoikapaa in the year 1846.

Hoikapaa, sworn, I did give him (Pili)[Piki] /land/ in the year 1836 but Alika had not heard of this. Pili has lived there since that time although Alika had chided me for giving (him the land). Pili was the school teacher and he did not do konohiki work; however, he paid taxes to the assessor Hooliliamanu.

Postponed until there is a talk with Alika. See page 432

N.T. 432v3
No. 1340, Piki, February 9, 1849

A. Adams: I have permitted him to live under me as a helper; however, I did not feel I should promise and enforce his claim for the land but he may live there and enjoy the privileges of the old days. I would not evict him. From page 284

[No. 1340 not awarded]