Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 04988
Claimant: Kamakawaiwaiole, wahine/Makawaiole
Other claimant:
Other name: Makawaiwaiole, Kamakawaiwai
Island: Molokai
District: Koolau
Ahupuaa: Kalawao/Kalauao
Ili: Kumani, Kamane
Statistics: 1787 characters 215 words
No. 4988, Kamakawaiwaiole [Makawaiole]
N.R. 141v7

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my 'ili /named/ Kumani, in the Ahupua'a of Kalawao, Island of Molokai. Its length is 852 fathoms and its width is 37 fathoms. I have occupied this land from a long time ago. It is bounded by the lands of Kanakanui and Kahiko and Kaaiai. That is my claim for land which is stated to you. Aloha to you all.
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.... f Kamane, Kalawao & is bounded:

Mauka by the pali
Pelekunu by Kahiko's land
Makai by the Palikahakai &
Kaluakoi by Kanakanui's land.

Claimant received this land from her parents in ancient times, and always enjoyed it without interruption.

Kailua, sworn, Witness confirms in full the testimony of the former witness.

[Award 4988; R.P. 3174; Kamani Kalawao Koolau; 1 ap.; 5.2 Acs]