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O Kamehameha V: Lot Kapuaiwa by Rosalin U. Comeau, Robin Y. Burningham

This book has brought thousands to support Hawaiian Sovereignty. It gave the movement a calmly reasoned argument, detailing facts that cried for justice. Now in its 15th year, it is recognized as "the Handbook on Hawaiian Sovereignty."

In the hundred years after the American overthrow of the monarchy, generations learned a history revised to make the conqueror right and good. This is the first book to tell Hawaiian history from the Hawaiian point of view. It also discusses the present status of the Hawaiian people, and their need for both their own lands and their own government in order for their race to survive. It discusses the growth of the sovereignty movement over the last thirty years, and presents models of nationhood that have been proposed. The book is written by a non-Hawaiian and a Hawaiian.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873360364
Publisher: Kamehameha Schools Press
Publication date: 09/30/1996
Pages: 127
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Michael Kioni Dudley, Ph.D., a scholar-activist, professor of Hawaiian religion, became involved in the sovereignty movement in 1984. He has written several articles on sovereignty, and is author of the companion to this volume, Man, Gods, and Nature. He is non-Hawaiian.

Keoni Kealoha Agard, a native Hawaiian attorney concentrating on Hawaiian land claims and other native issues, has been active in the sovereignty movement since childhood.

Both authors have served on the state legislature's Sovereignty Advisory Council, and on the board of the federally funded sovereignty umbrella organization, Hui Na'auao. Dudley serves on the board of Ha Hawaii, which organized the Hawaiian vote. Agard is a delegate to the Native Hawaiian Convention.

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