Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01549
Claimant: Kaale
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Kalihi
Ili: Kuha
Statistics: 2387 characters 400 words
No. 1549, Kaale
N.R. 155-156v3

To the Land Commissioners, Greetings; and thanks, in God: I, the undersigned, hereby tell of my land claim situated in the Ahupua`a of Kalihi, Island of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. The name of this land is Kuha and its boundaries are as follows:

On the east is the land of Napaku, on the southeast the irrigation ditch and the land of Aki, on the west is the lot of Kanepaiki and a land of Nahinu, on the north is the land of Kahaha.

The length of time on this land is from the reign of Kahekili to the battle of Nuuanu and thence. My kupunas lived here and on their death the land was inherited by my makuas, and on their death, I, their keiki, inherited the land. This is what I have to tell you.
I am, with great tha ....

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.... No. 1549, Kaale 2, January 24, 1849

Kapehe, sworn, I have seen his (Kaale) place at Kuha in Kalihi - 40 taro patches.

Mauka is Napaku
Honolulu, Moehonua
Makai, Kaapa to Kanepaiki
Ewa, John Meeks' place.

Kaale's land is from his father, Kaimuai, who died in 1831, and Kaale had always lived peacefully until the year 1846 when Kaniku had taken that land.

Kaimuai had received his land from his father and Kaimuai's father had received his land from Kahekili. When Kaale obtained this land, Kaniku took it and gave it to Aholo, these patches numbering 40 and a pasture. Now Kaale lives without land.

Kanakahi, sworn, My knowledge is similar to Kapehe's (knowledge).

[No. 1549 not awarded]