This battle fought at Moku’ohai in mid 1782, established the rebel Kamehameha on equal terms in the race for Hawaii with his two surviving opponents. They battled for four years and none had become closer to conquering the Island. In fact the most powerful ali`i in the islands during that time was not on Hawai’i at all, but on Maui. He was Kahekili, one of the last of the older generation of chiefs, raised in the tradition of warriors who roasted their enemies and “used the skulls of the dead for filth pots.” Kahekili had always been strong enough on Maui to resist invasions from the island of Hawai’i, and he added to his strength when he took the island of O’ahu from his own foster-son--killing him and sacrificing him to his war god. Then he tortured most of the O’ahu chiefs to death and used their skeletons as supplies to build the walls and doorways of a gruesome house of bones. By 1786 Kahekili was all powerful on O’ahu and he ruled Maui, Moloka’i and Lana’i. Kahekili also had a treaty with his half-brother Kaeokulani the ali`i nui of Kaua’i. If the islands were ever to come under one chief, it looked as thought Kahekili would be the man.
10. The battle of ______________________ established ______________________ as a contestant for power on Hawai’i.
11. In the 1780s, who was the most powerful ali`i in the islands? __________________________
12. He ruled the islands of _________________, ___________________, ______________________, and _____________________. He also had an agreement with his half-brother ________________________ on _____________________.