King Kalakaua, the restorer of Hawaiian Heritage & Culture: King Kalakaua was Hawaii’s last reigning king. He was elected to power in 1874, and ruled Hawaii for 16 years until his death in 1891. Known as “The Merrie Monarch” Kalakaua revived elements of Hawaiian culture which had nearly been forgotten. These included the ancient Hawaiian martial art of Lua and the dance of Hula.
Hau’oli lā hānau, happy birthday Queen Liliuokalani! her 64th birthday, 1910: Liliuokalani cancelled her birthday luau because Prince David Kawananakoa didn't RSVP, and she didn't know why. “Luau Abandoned.” Honolulu times, October 1, 1910, Page 3 http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047211/1910-10-01/ed-1/seq-3/ Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project https://hdnpblog.wordpress.com/
Native Hawaiian Scholar and activist that has been the voice of many indigenous people. She is the essence of what a Polynesian woman represents. She is "Bold" and "Passionate" all for the sake of her culture, heritage, and her beloved Hawaiian people.
Hawai'i State Flag: Originally represented the independent kingdom of Hawaii and designed at the request of King Kamehameha I in 1896. The British Union Jack is in the upper left hand corner. The flag consists of eight horizontal stripes (alternately white, red, and blue). A similar flag was presented to the King by a British army officer in 1793.