Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 04978
Claimant: Kanakaokai
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Hilo
Ahupuaa: Papaikou
Ili: Piihau
Statistics: 1449 characters 224 words
No. 4978, Kanakaokai, Papaikou, Hilo, Hawaii, January 15, 1848
N.R. 695v8

Hear ye, ye Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my cultivated kihapai and house. I have measured it and it is 160 fathoms by 120 fathoms. That is where my sustenance is gained, on this mo`o. I have a firmly established right to it.

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.... Papaikou ahupuaa in Hilo.

Mauka by street
Hamakua by stream
Makai by sea
Puna by stream
1 partially cultivated kihapai, 1 house for Kauahaokai.

Old residents since Kamehameha I, no one has objected.

Keahi, sworn, He has seen this land exactly as Kanakaokai's testimony.

[No. 4978 not awarded]