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Ha'enaThrough the Eyes of the Ancestors$
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Carlos Andrade

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824831196

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824831196.001.0001

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The Impact of the Mahele and Kuleana Act

The Impact of the Mahele and Kuleana Act

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(p.87) Chapter Four The Impact of the Mahele and Kuleana Act
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Ha'ena
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Carlos Andrade

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831196.003.0004

This chapter examines the impact of the Mahele and Kuleana Act on landholding in Hā'ena. It first explains how Hā'ena was awarded to Abner Pākī, a powerful ali'i closely allied with the Kamehameha family, by virtue of Mahele 1848. It then discusses Pākī's appointment of Kekela, a close relative, as konohiki of Hā'ena. It also considers how maka'āinana can receive an award of land under the Kuleana Act of 1850; selling of ahupua'a to groups of maka'āinana who organized hui kū'ai 'āina (cooperatives to buy land) as a means to raise the cash necessary to purchase lands being offered for sale; and the kinds of hardships faced by maka'āinana as they adjusted to the new property regime.

Keywords:   landholding, Hā'ena, Abner Pākī, Mahele, Kekela, maka'āinana, Kuleana Act, ahupua'a, hui kū'ai 'āina

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