Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00286
Claimant: Keawa, Ekela
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Puako, Moalii
Ili: Kuala, Kau
Statistics: 3595 characters 629 words
No. 286, E. Keawa [Ekela]
N.R. 50v2

To the Honorable Land Commissioners: Here is the diagram of our place from Hoapili, with the length and width. /See diagram/

My place is from Hoapili, however this place is the King's. It was given to me to fence completely, which I did. Piho sent to cut the lot for himself, and said he would petition, so I said "then petition." Piho petitioned, and we were tried, and Hoapili terminated Piho -- he had nothing here. Kamakea also petitioned, and Hoapili refused him, and Kamakea returned and said to us: "you have the property and I am deprived," and I returned to the land.

Here are the witnesses:
Kaua, Laahiwa, Mahi
I, Ekela Keawa am the one whose place this is.
[no diagram in this text]

F.T. 12v15
No. 286, Keawa (deceased)

Kalua, sworn, says he knows the house lot of claimant in Puako. He lived there from about 1837 up to the time of his death in 1850, without dispute. His widow now possesses the lot. I am the konohiki of Puako.

Keawe, sworn, says he knows the land of claimant in Kaula. It consists of a house lot, 3 ....

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.... is it." When the chief explained to Kamakea, what could have said (in reply)? Therefore, he went to the uplands and worked on his place.
See January 9, and page 105 [See 106]

N.T. 106v2
[No. 286, Keawa]

Z. Kaauwai, sworn, I was also present at the council for Hoapili ma's estate. We reported all, everything which were left to us and the living conditions of this and that person. Kauluohi heard these things which were recorded by Kapena, from land to estate to the way the people were living.

This is the way Hoapili had taken care of Nahienaena's people; she is a parent and the same was directed to Hoapili-wahine. I did not hear Hoapili-wahine request of Kauluohi but it was documented that Kauluohi was the heir. I had known that that place had been for the government before and Naienaena gave it to Kamakea. Later Kamakea went to the country so Hoapili gave it to Keawa.

[Award 286; R.P. 5664; Kau Moalii Lahaina;1 ap.; 1 Ac. 1 rood 33 rods; Moalii Lahaina; 1 ap.; 3 roods; Kaaula Moalii Lahaina; 1 ap.; 2 Acs 5 roods 9 rods; Puako Lahaina; 1 ap.; 2 roods (Awardee index lists 7 ap. with 5 Acs 1 rood 2 rods]