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Kamehameha I unifies the Hawaiian Islands
King Kamehameha I, also known as Kamehameha the Great, is the nephew of Kalani‘opu‘u, the former king ...
Hawaiian queen lifts kapu, or taboos
Before the arrival of Europeans in the 18th century, an extensive system of taboos, or kapu , regulates ...
Protestant missionaries begin teaching in Hawai‘i
Queen Ka‘ahumanu, who in 1819 publicly overthrew kapu (taboos governing all aspects of Native Hawaiian ...