Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 04903
Claimant: Kanakaole
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Molokai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Keopuka 1 (Keopukaloa)
Ili: Kahoolapee
Statistics: 3499 characters 545 words
No. 4903, Kanakaole
N.R. 129v7

I, Kanakaole, hereby state that I have an 'ili in the Ahupua'a of Keopuka, Island of Molokai. Its name is Niheu and and it is 188 long by 35 wide.

There is also a kula, Pohakuakoo, which is 524 fathoms long by 335 fathoms wide. This 'ili enters into the mountain area. From ancient times this has been an 'ai kupono*, to the third generation. The konohikis have been: Lai 1, Lai 2, Kaiama, Aki, Pihana, Kaniau. I also have some witnesses.
KAPUAI /sic/

*Aina kupono -- land free from rent and taxes.

F.T. 51v6
5903, Kanakaole

Kanaole claims ili Kahoopapu, kula only.
Mauka, Haikekua.
Mauka, watercourse
Makai, pali
Malalo, pali.

A.D. Kaahumanu is date of this claim.

F.T. 52v6
The konohiki of all these lands in the 2 Keopukas, are acknowledged & admits the just right of the proceeding. Laanui swore before Land Commission.

F.T. 175v6 also page 96
No. 4903, Kanakaole

Ili o Koolapee ma Keopuka.

Apana 1. kula

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.... r />Kauai, sworn, I know his land at Maholapee. It is a kula in the /ahupua`a of/Keopuka I.

Mauka, konohiki's land
Halawa, Kaniau
Makai, alanui
Kaluaaha, konohiki.

He received this apana from his wife in the time when Kinau was alive, before 1839, and has had quiet and undisputed posession.

Poonui, sworn, confirms foregoing.

N.T. 175v6
No. 4903, Kanakaole

Koolapee ili in Keopuka, a pasture.
Mauka by Haikekua
Manae by stream
Makai by Malalo by pali.

Kanakaole lived there at the time of Kamehameha I.

N.T. 45v16
No. 4903, Kanakaole, 4 November 1853

Kauai, sworn, he has seen claimant's land at Kahoolapu kula land of Keopuka 1.

[It is bounded]:
Mauka by konohiki's land
Halawa by Kainau
makai by road
Kaluaaha by konohiki's land.

Land from his wife during the time of Kinau, before 1839. Life has been peaceful to the present.

Poonui, sworn, both have known in the same way.

[Award 4903; no R.P.; Keopuka 1; 2 ap.; 15.75 Acs]