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Claim Number: 03359
Claimant: Niihau
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Kauai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Koloa, Hikina, Weliweli
Ili: Kapalalu, Opuokaku, Pohakuomakalii, Poipu
Statistics: 3870 characters 590 words
No. 3359, Niihau, Koloa, Kauai, January 12, 1848
N.R. 40v9


The Land Commissioners, greetings: I, Niihau, a man living on the land of Koloa, island of Kauai, hereby state my claim. There are 3 lo`i, and in another place I have 2 dry lo`i. /I got them/ in the time of Paula Kanoa. I also have a kula, and my house lot is in another place. This is my claim for your information.
Respectfully,
NIIHAU


F.T. 16v13
No. 3359 Niihau, Claimant

Waliwali, sworn, says, I know the land of the Claimant. It is in "Koloa Hikina."

No. 1 is one loi & a piece of kula in "Kapalau."
No. 2 is two lois in the ili of "Opuokaku."
No. 3 is a kula in the ili of "Pohakuomakalii."
No. 4 is a house in "Poepu" Weliweli.

No. 1 is bounded:
Mauka by Pahulama's land
Puna by the ili of Kaunaolono
Makai by Poohiwi's & Laanui's lands
Hanapepe by Po ....

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.... s kula flat.

Section 3
Mauka by Kikiaola ili
Puna by ili of Kamaemae
Makai by ili of Kioea
Hanapepe by ili of Kailiili.

Section 4
Mauka by salt pan of Palalilali
Puna by Hope's goat pen
Makai by sea
Hanapepe by ili of Waiohai.

This land was obtained from P. Kanoa and one loi was obtained from Kauhiahiwa. There have been hookupu offerings for two years until now.

Kaanaana, sworn, to correctly state the proper status of Niihau's land that is being argued over with Pahulama because Kauhiahiwa gave it to Niihau. Niihau has had this loi for two years. He has planted on it and has given hookupu for two years as of now. Pahulama's claim is as follows.
His mother gave it to him a long time ago. The fault lies with Kauhiahiwa, not with Niihau.

[Award 3359; R.P. 3750; Kapalau Koloa Kona; 1 ap.; 1 rood; Opuohaku Koloa Kona; 1 ap.; 2 roods; Poipu Weliweli Kona; 1 ap.; 1 rood 25 rods]