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No. 69, Kaniau, claimant
2 documents in Native Register, page 79
No. 69, Kaniau
Document making Kaniau the heir of Kawailepolepo, May 23, 18_(illegible)
I give to Kaniau, as my heir, our place and /the custody of/ the kaika-mahine haole of our friend. Everything of ours (maua-dual) is for him when I die, and my kaikaina is my successor.
June 1. 1846 - To the Honorable Ones to whom we petition. Our parents lived from the /battle of/ Nuuanu and when they died, my kaikuaana, Kawailepolepo, was the heir and when he died I became the heir. I am petitioning for this place where I am living, to the place w ....
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.... Kaniau is now living?
Answer: I am inefficient to relate the new boundaries of the sections (of the property). I know about the olden time (boundaries).
Kaaiaweoweo: I have heard said that Kaniau was the heir of Kawailepolepo but the custody of Kawailepolepo's children was not ordered to him, nor anything else. He had stated that the teachers were to be their parents and after they had lived with their teachers, they would return to their father's estate which he has given them.
This is the decision made for this claim. See the testimonies of Kaapuiki and Kaniau.
[Award 69; R.P. 5709 & 7261; Kikihale Honolulu Kona; amount not listed in Awardee or Location indices]