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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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From Ahupua‘a to Real Estate

From Ahupua‘a to Real Estate

(p.69) Chapter Three From Ahupua‘a to Real Estate

Carlos Andrade

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter examines the process by which land privatization came to exist in Hawai'i. It considers historic changes that affected all of Hawaiian society in the broader context of the history of Hawai'i, along with their repercussions in Hā'ena. In order to elucidate how Hawaiians viewed these changes, the chapter explores the terminology used by Euro-Americans to describe Hawaiian society and compares it to language used by aboriginal people to describe themselves. These terms include maka'āinana, hoa'āina, ali'i, konohiki, and mō'ī. The chapter concludes by analyzing the changing relationships, rights, and responsibilities of landlords and tenants as well as the change from traditional, communal use of 'āina to ownership of land as private property.

Keywords:   land privatization, Hawai'i, aboriginal people, 'āina, Hā'ena, maka'āinana, hoa'āina, landlords, tenants, private property

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