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Future Hawaiian king meets British explorer
Kamehameha, the 25-year-old future monarch of Hawai‘i and nephew of King Kalani‘opu‘u of the Big Island ...
Epidemic strikes Kamehameha’s warriors on O‘ahu
As King Kamehameha prepares to attack the island of Kaua‘i from his base on O‘ahu to expand his influence ...
Famine devastates the Hawaiian islanders of Maui
Maui Natives suffer from drought and famine. No rain falls from October 1806 to April 1807. Plants, ...
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 ...
Commercial agriculture and whaling transform Hawai‘i
As foreign agricultural businesses gain control of more of the Hawaiian Islands, converting land for ...
Pulmonary epidemic hits Hawai‘i
An epidemic that is suspected to be whooping cough kills thousands of Native Hawaiians. ... Whooping cough, ...
Cattle ranching comes to the Big Island of Hawai‘i
John Parker, who had jumped ship as a young sailor a few years earlier, finds favor with King Kamehameha. ...
Protestant missionaries begin teaching in Hawai‘i
Queen Ka‘ahumanu, who in 1819 publicly overthrew kapu (taboos governing all aspects of Native Hawaiian ...
Mosquitoes arrive in Hawai‘i
European and American ships carry the first mosquitoes to Hawai‘i, where there are no blood-sucking ...