Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 06508
Claimant: Ahukai, wahine
Other claimant:
Other name: Kaukualii (w)
Island: Kauai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Waimea; Makaweli
Ili: Puuwahie
Statistics: 3534 characters 553 words
No. 6508, Ahukai
N.R. 185-186Bv9

To the President of the Land Commissioners, and the other four Commissioners, greetings: In accordance with the Law for the claimants therefore I give you my ancient claim, from my kupunas. My claim which I hereby give you to administer is in Makaweli, on the island of Kauai.

This basis of my claim is as follow: When Kaeo was the ruler of Kauai he gave Makaweli to his kaikuahine, Manuhaaipo. That is finished.

When Kaumualii was the Konohiki of Kauai, he gave Makaweli to his kaikuahine, Kailinaoa, from Kawiliwili to the boundary adjoining Waimea. When Kaumualii died Kalaimoku sent Kahalaia to rule on Kauai. Kauai rebelled against Kahalaia and Kalaimoku, and when the fighting was over on Kauai, Kalaimoku gave Makaweli to Kahalaia, and Kahalaia gave me Makaweli, as it had been occupied by my makuas. Kahalaia died intestate and Kalaimoku and Kaahumanu gave it to Kinau as heir, and Kinau gave it to me, as it have been occupied by my makuas. When Kinau died, Kekauluohi returned me to Kaulai, and she said to the King that I was to have Makaweli. No one disputed it until 1846 when Kekuanaoa took Makawel ....

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.... sworn, says - I know the ili of "Puuwahie" in Waimea belonging to Ahukai. There are 5 natives who have titles to land in this ili. their names are as follows: Naninui, Kanakahi, Opunui, Kuheana, Kumihi.

The testimony of Oliver is correct. Her title was never disputed.

N.T. 452v10
No. 6508, Ahukai or Kauukualii, 13 Jan. 1855

The one much appreciated by Lopikana, land officers. Greetings - This is to inform you about my claim named Puuwahie which consists of seven lois in the king's property at Waimea, island of Kauai. I hereby reject this claim and shall live under the Konohiki after the king.
I am with appreciation,
11 January 1855

N.T. 4v12
No. 6508, Ahukai

Alapa, sworn, he has seen claimants ili land in Waimea called Puuwahie from Kaumualii and five tenants are living on this land. Title is clear.

Kapuniai, sworn, he has seen Ahukai's ili land in Waimea, the tenants are Nanuinui, Kanakahi, Ipunui, Kueheana and Kunihi. He verifies Alapa's testimony. Ahukai has no claim in Makaweli, he [she] is an overseer only.

[No. 6508 not awarded]