7HHK3.1 – Explain the events, people and ideas that led to the unification of the Hawaiian Islands.
Directions: Read each paragraph of the story below and answer the following questions.
As it happened the two rival chiefs never met again. Kahekili died at Waikiki in mid-1794, leaving his son Kalanikupule on O’ahu and his half-brother Ka’eokulani in control of Kaua’i, Maui, Lana’i, and Moloka’i. Unhappy with the division of land these two immediately turned on each other.
Ka’eokulani had been away fro his home island of Kaua’i and he decided to return home. Kalanikupule,unsure why Ka’eokulani’s canoes were off the windward coast of O’ahu dug trenches and got his men ready for war. A severe battle was fought on land while Ka’eokulani’s canoes lay offshore. Once more foreign weapons worked devastation on the old methods of waging war. Ka’eokulani’s gunner Mare Amara picked off an enemy chief where he stood, feather-cloaked, directing his warriors with sweeping gestures. In the end Kalanikupule halted the fighting and the two chiefs met for a day of “mingled joy and weeping – joy for the ending of the war, weeping for the dead in battle and also for the death of Kahekili.” 1. What caused Kalanikupule and Ka’eokulani to turn on each other?
2. Why did Kalanikupule halt the fighting with Ka’eokulani, and meet for a day?