Mahele Documents

00059
Claim Number: 00059
Claimant: Kuanea
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Kohala, North
Ahupuaa: Kahua
Ili: Kapukini
Statistics: 4380 characters 697 words
No. 59, Kuanea, claimant
F.R. 71v1


2 documents entered in Native Register, page 65


N.R. 65-66v1
Claim No. 59, Kuanea, Pauoa, May 12, 1846

Greetings to you, Mr. Richards and the Land Commissioners: My land was taken by Kekuanaoa. It is an `ili at Kohala, Hawaii; Kahuwa is the ahupua`a, and within it is my Kapukini. I testify as to the nature of my rights in this `ili. My grandfather, Paukumoku, had this `ili, from the battle by Alapai. When Alapai died he left his kingdom to his son, Keaweopala. Keaweopala and Kalaniopuu fought a war and Keaweopala was killed by Kalaniopuu who took the entire kingdom of Hawaii. My grandfather occupied this `ili under Kalaniopuu. When Kalaniopuu died he willed his kingdom to Kiwalao, his son. Kiwalao fought with Kamehameha I at Mokuohai and Kiwalao was killed and the Kingdom of Hawaii became Kamehameha the First's. Keeaumoku got this land of Kahuwa, and my grandfather still occupied his `ili through Keeaumoku. When Paukumoku died he bequeathed the land /`ili/ to his son, Keaweopul ....

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.... ere?
Answer: A long time, three years perhaps.
Question: When was he separated from the land?
Answer: When Kekuanaoa went away this year.
Question: Did Kuanea leave a man on the land?
Answer: There was a man.
Question: What was his name?
Answer: Lumaena.
Question: Was the tax of the land neglected, or did it have lack of tribute?
Answer: No.
Question: Is it not that name is at fault?
Answer: There is no fault; there is one fault, that is when Kuanea came to Oahu here.

Perhaps this is Kuanea's testimony.
The hearing of the testimonies have been postponed to the 11th day of August including Kekuanaoa's testimony.

See page 95, continued page 95


N.T. 95v1
No. 59, Kuanea, Adjustors' Office, August 11, 1846

Governor M. Kekuanaoa, sworn:
Question: What do you know of Kuanea's interest in the property of Kohala on Hawaii?
Answer: I have taken Kahua to Kohala on Hawaii because the land belongs to Keeaumoku.

[No. 59 not awarded]