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The Arts of KingshipHawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era$
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Stacy L. Kamehiro

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832636

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832636.001.0001

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Memorializing the Monarchy

Memorializing the Monarchy

The King Kamehameha Monument

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(p.77) Chapter 3 Memorializing the Monarchy
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The Arts of Kingship
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Stacy L. Kamehiro

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832636.003.0004

This chapter examines the nationalist content of the Kamehameha Monument and details the representational strategies employed by the Kalākaua administration to present an appropriate image of the Hawaiian nation, by building on Jacob Adler's and John Charlot's historical analyses of the monument. The monument is similarly aligned with the nationalist aspirations manifest in Kalākaua's coronation and ‘Iolani Palace. However, its form as a figurative monument contributed to Hawaiian modernity in different ways. In the late nineteenth century, non-Native viewers saw the statue as testament to their “civilizing” influences in the Hawaiian Islands, a marker of their own successes. For Native Hawaiian viewers, the style and iconography of the monument placed Hawai‘i's distinguished tradition of Native leadership in a global context.

Keywords:   representational strategies, Kamehameha Monument, Hawaiian modernity, Hawaiian leadership, Native leadership, Kamehameha I

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