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Originally, when I published this website, it created a lot of opinions and replies: some "against", most "FOR"! All I wanted to do was publish what I had found about our history in these Islands and give my opinions! Satisfied that I had accomplished this, I went back to my normal life . . .

However, a few months ago, after hearing and reading about all the turmoil over the TMT, Mauna Kea, Haleakala, reparations, illegal overthrow, etc., etc., etc., I decided to publish:

What I wanted was to have the voices of the "Silent Majority", those of us who DON'T agree with the "Vocal Minority" heard! The majority of we locals are happy to be Americans, especially those of us with NO Hawaiian blood! However, with typical "local style", we DON'T want to "Talk Stink" or "Rock the Boat"!

I did NOT publish this site to "point fingers" or argue with anyone's point of view or beliefs! I just wanted to voice "another opinion"! Remarkably, I have stirred up quite a following of "locals" who agree with, we "The Silent Majority" and feel it is time to speak up! Even though I have been called an "Uncle Tom", a "brainwashed Hawaiian", etc., I still believe in the Hawai`i that I grew up in! All of us need to speak our minds without name calling and stand up for our beliefs with the SPIRIT OF ALOHA and respect for each others views!

On this particular page, I have listed some of the people and their families, connected to King Kamehameha and the Monarchy, in one way or the other, that have contributed to Hawai`i and it's people . . . Native Hawaiian or NOT! I will be adding others, soon . . . others that are NOT connected to King Kamehameha or the Monarchy . . .

We always hear about the Whites, the Ha`ole,  that stole everything and how their "Greed" changed our Islands from "Paradise" into a "Tourist Trap", etc., disenfranchising Native Hawaiians! How about the OTHER RICH FAMILIES IN HAWAI`I: Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Portuguese (some of the biggest landowners are Portuguese). It was NOT ONLY Ha`ole that developed and sold Hawai`i to what it is today!

A little side note . . . MOST of us living on the other islands other than Hawai`i Island, and have Hawaiian blood are descendants, maka`ainana or kauwa of the the DEFEATED ALI`I. The rest of us: Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Spanish, Puerto Rican, etc. descend from the imported laborers! My "Hawaiian" family, for example, come from Kaua`i and do not descend from Kamehameha! My family name is "Makua`ole", ("Without kin or father") . . . so we are, probably, kauwa!


Kamehameha was descended from Samoan Chiefs brought to Hawai`i:

King Kalākaua, in his Legends and Myths of Hawai'i, clearly defined the lineage of "Tahitian" chiefs and those aristocrats and priests descended from "Samoa" (i.e. Paʻao and Pilikaʻaiea). Accounts recorded by Mary Kawena Pukui, David Malo, Abraham Fornander, Kanuikaikaina, and other custodians of Hawaiian lore support the notion that Pili and Pa'ao came from the islands known today as Samoa. Legends suggest that Paʻao introduced certain customs (such as human sacrifice and veneration of the bonito fish) to Hawaii. He is also said to have brought a "pure" chief to rule over the Hawaiians because the Ali`i, of that time, had degenerated and become weak

I had heard for awhile that King Kamehameha might have been Samoan! Does that mean that most of his warriors from the Big Island were Samoan, also?

Found this when I Googled "Kamehameha Samoan Geneaology". Wow, is this an eyeopener?

The KAMEHAMEHA Lineage. King David Kalakaua 1888 __________

Pilikaeae ..........From SAMOA ( with PA'AO ).....1095 to 1120 AD
Kukohau ..........1120 to 1145
Kaniuhi ..........145 to 1170
Kanipahu ..........1170 to 1195
Kalapana (including the usurpation of Kamaiole)........1195 to 1220
Kahaimoelea ..........1220 to 1260
Kalaunuiohua ..........1260 to 1300
Kuaiwa ..........1300 to 1340
Kahoukapu ..........1340 to 1380
Kauholanuimahu ..........1380 to 1415
Kiha ..........1415 to 1455
Liloa ..........1455 to 1485
Hakau ..........1485 to 1490
Umi ..........1490 to 1525
Kealiiokaloa ..........1525 to 1535
Keawenui ..........1535 to 1565
Kaikilani and Lonoikamakahiki ..........1565 to 1595
Keakealanikane ..........1595 to 1625
Keakamahana ..........1625 to 1655
Keakealaniwahine ..........1655 to 1685
Keawe and sister ..........1685 to 1720
Alapanui ..........1720 to 1754
Kalaniopuu ..........1754 to 1782
Kamehameha I ..........1782 to 1819
Kamehameha II -- Liholiho ..........1819 to 1824
Kaahumanu regency ..........1824 to 1833
Kamehameha III - Kauikeaouli ..........1833 to 1854
Kamehameha IV ..........1854 to 1863
Kamehameha V.- Lot ..........1863 to 1872
Lunalilo ..........1872 to 1873
Kalakaua ..........1874 to --- *
The Princess Likelike died Febuary 2, 1887

References: (1) King David Kalakaua, Dagett, R. M. The Legends and Myths of Hawaii. 1888. Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1888 & 1972 publication.



Charles Reed Bishop, Philanthropist Who Donated Far More Money to Kamehameha Schools Than the Value of the Land Donated By His Wife (Bernice Pauahi Bishop)

** The following article by George Avlonitis was originally published on August 30, 2005 in the Hawaii Reporter (on-line newspaper) - Legacy of One of Hawaii's Richest Men: Charles Reed Bishop - By George Avlonitis

Five years ago, the name of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate (commonly known as, "Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate"), was changed just to "Kamehameha Schools."

To remove the name of a philanthropist from her endowment is the ultimate act of ingratitude.
It is, too, the ultimate act of hypocrisy to keep calling Pauahi Bishop, "our beloved and generous Princess" -- but ... "we do not want her haole name on our endowment."

It is, too, the ultimate irony because, without the name "Bishop," there would not have been Kamehameha Schools.

You see, the B. Pauahi Bishop Estate is really ... the Charles Reed Bishop Estate. He was the richest man in Hawaii.

Of the $6 billion to $10 billion assets of the estate today, 84 percent or $5.0 billion to $8.5 billion is the money and lands of her husband’s, contributed after her death in 1884. That was $2.5 million or 40 percent of his fortune of over $6.0 million in 1884.

Most of the rest he spent for the Hawaiians too. (See book by former president of Kamehameha Schools for 17 years, Harold W. Kent, Charles Reed Bishop – Man of Hawaii)
After his death, in 1915, he was buried in the Royal Mausoleum by the former Queen Liliuokalani and Prince Kuhio.

Just the cash contributions of Charles R. Bishop to build and equip the schools, in the 1880s, equaled the $474,000 value of the 375,000 acres of Pauahi’s lands as appraised for probate. (353,000 acres of Pauahi’s lands were willed to her by Princess Keelikolani a year before Pauahi Bishop's death in 1884).

Even so, for operation and capital outlay he would have to sell most of the valuable acres of Pauahi’s lands. That's when he started pouring assets into the Estate. His total contribution was $2.5. million.
The rest of this commentary makes it clear too why Pauahi Bishop would not exclude non-Hawaiians from the Kamehameha Schools.

You see, the reason haole names crop up when philanthropy is mentioned, is due to the fact that the 250 chiefs, the ones who got up to 400,000 acres each, (more than the land of the island of Oahu), or a total of 1.5 million acres, in the Mahele, never gave to the common people any land, built a hospital a school or a library …
The exception was B. Pauahi Bishop but, without Charles R. Bishop, the schools would have lasted just a few years.

For $250,000, an estimated $38.0 million to $75.0 million today, Charles R. Bishop, built the world renowned Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum with 2 million items.

Traveling the world over, he spent over $100,000 ($15.0 million to $30.0 million today), buying scientific collections for the museum and buying back Hawaiian antiquities given as gifts or sold by Hawaiians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

For $1.3 million, ($200 million to $400 million today), he established the Charles R. Bishop Trust for the support of the museum and for philanthropy, mostly for Hawaiians, after his death.
He gave $1.3 million, ($200 million to $400 million today), for philanthropy: $853,000, ($130.0 million to $260.0 million today), for schools with emphasis for schools for Hawaiians, virtually all established by missionaries.

He gave $67,000,($10 million to $20 million today), for room and board to Hilo Boys’ Boarding School for Hawaiians, established by missionary David Lyman.

He gave $100.000, ($15 million to $30 million today). to Queen’s Hospital, established in 1859 for poor Hawaiians mostly with contributions from haole businesses. The government gave the land and $5,000 for the first building.

Only after her death, in 1885, 26 years after the hospital was established, Queen Emma willed 13,000 acres to the hospital worth $16.000 to $25,000. (Valued today at $600.0 million to $800.0 million, with the income benefiting poor Hawaiians at Queen’s Hospital.)

He gave: $236,000, ($35 million to $70 million today), for indigent Hawaiians, for the "Kaiulani Home" for Hawaiian girls, for the Kalaupapa Hawaiian lepers and build a five building compound, the "Bishop Home," in Kalaupapa, to protect Hawaiian leper girls from sexual assaults. (The "cherished dream" of future saint, Father Damien.) Mother superior Marianne at the compound, also a future saint, wrote about Bishop: "… I am sure, if he knew how many girls he has saved from immorality he would feel more than happy for having founded this Home. God Bless him."

Bishop initiated the "lease-do not sell" Estate lands, now widely used in Hawaii.

Four months before his death on June 16, 1915, he asked for assistance from the Charles R. Bishop Trust and promised to pay it back from his few remaining securities.

He had run out of money.

Beneficiaries of Bishop Trust: Click Here!
Links to Beneficiaries: Click Here!
Excerpt From "Charles Reed Bishop: Man of Hawaii" by Charles W. Kent: Click Here!



We, Native Hawaiians, were here before "Non-White" immigrants came to these Islands. We ALL started on the same footing, had the same opportunities to move forward! However, we can all look back and follow the progression of the different races, over the years, and see that the other groups prospered, on the whole, more than we, Native Hawaiians! Whose fault is that? A small "Vocal Minority" has taken to blaming the US Annexation and overthrow of the Monarchy, White Americans, Whites, in general, etc.!

embarrassed to see a once proud race who had a chance to throw off the robe of the monarchy and their selfish and cruel control and do almost nothing with the chance to move forward and prosper in the new Hawai`i! Unlike our cousins to the South, the Tahitians, our Monarchy did NOT give their land to their people but kept it for themselves or gave/sold to people of their choice, mostly Non-Hawaiians! Still, nobody gave anything to the other immigrants! They realized how lucky they were to be in Hawai`i, in a democracy, and took full advantage of it!

The first newcomers were people of European ancestry, beginning with the English under Captain James Cook and then Americans who came as explorers, adventurers, businessmen and missionaries.  At first, all foreigners were known as "haole," which means outsiders or non-Hawaiians.  Since the first foreigners that the Hawaiians saw were Europeans, the word soon came to refer strictly to persons of European ancestry.

This meaning continues to this day although sometimes it can also be used derogatorily.
Among the Caucasians who came in small groups as agricultural workers were Russians, Portuguese, Spaniards, Germans and Norwegians.  Many of these groups intermarried with Hawaiians and other racial groups.


The first group of indentured Chinese plantation workers arrived in 1852.  Between 1852 and 1856, several thousand Chinese were brought in to labor on the plantations.  By 1884, this number had risen to 18,254.  The Chinese people who migrated to Hawaii were mostly Cantonese from the Pearl River Delta near Macao.  Quite a few Chinese married Hawaiian women.  As a result, Hawaiian-Chinese families are common in Hawaii today.


In 1890 there were 12,610 Japanese listed in the census and the figure grew to 61,111 by 1900.  By the early 1900's, Japanese made up some 40 percent of the population of the islands.  A Federal Exclusion Act in 1924 almost completely halted any further immigration from Japan due to outgrowths of hostility towards them.


The majority of plantation laborers recruited to Hawaii came from the Far East.  However, some also emigrated from Europe.  Of these, the Portuguese formed the largest contingent from the Atlantic islands of Madeira and the Azores.  Between 1878 and 1887, most of the 17,500 Portuguese contract workers for Hawaii's plantations arrived.


In 1903, the first major group of Korean immigrants arrived.  This was marked by the arrival of the SS Gaelic from Inchon, Korea.  During the next two and a half years, sixty-five boatloads of Korean laborers landed in Honolulu with 7,843 passengers.  Upon their arrival, the immigrants were scattered to plantations on Oahu and the Big Island.  Between 1911 and 1924, many of the bachelor Korean immigrants sent home for "picture brides."  Eight hundred Korean women arrived.  Subsequently, this helped to stabilize the Korean population in Hawaii.


The Filipinos were the last large-scale arrival of immigrant groups recruited to Hawaii as plantation laborers. They were drawn mainly within the Philippine Islands - Tagalogs, Visayans, and Ilocanos.  Between 1907 and 1931, nearly 120,000 Filipinos, mostly males, came to the islands.

Puerto Ricans:

On December 23, 1900, the ship Rio de Janeiro entered Honolulu harbor with the first significant group of Puerto Ricans brought to Hawaii for plantation work.  Due to some similarities in culture and general appearance, the Puerto Ricans intermarried frequently with Filipinos, Portuguese, Spaniards and Hawaiians.

The 1950 census, the last in Hawaii which counted Puerto Ricans as a separate group, gave a Puerto Rican population of 10,000.


Kamehameha descended from Chiefs from Samoa:

The Samoan migration to Hawaii was unique in that the Samoans did not come as plantation workers and they were the only significant group of Polynesian migrants to Hawaii.  The first large group of Samoans came to Hawaii in 1919 when the Mormon temple was built in Laie on Oahu's northeastern shore.  In 1952 about 1,000 Samoans arrived in Hawaii.  It is estimated that in the 1970s that there were more than 13,000 Samoans and part-Samoans resident in Hawaii, the majority of them on Oahu.


Ali`i, Today - Descendants of Ali`i - Those Aided By Ali`i - From Kamehameha I Until TODAY:

Maude Woods Wodehouse left a $122 MILLION endowment: Click Here!
Curtis & Victoria Ward: Click Here!

History of Major Hawaiian Ranches: Click Here!

Campbell Estate - The "Great Divide": Click Here!

Sugar and the Big Five:
Hawaii's Big Five
   * C. Brewer & Co. - Click Here!
   * Theo H. Davies & Co. - Click Here!
   * Amfac - Click Here!
   * Castle & Cooke - Click Here!
   * Alexander & Baldwin - Click Here!

The industry was tightly controlled by former missionary families, concentrated in corporations known in Hawai`i as “The Big Five”. These included Castle & Cooke, Alexander & Baldwin, C. Brewer & Co., American Factors (now Amfac) and Theo H. Davies & Co., which together eventually gained control over other aspects of the Hawaiian economy including banking, warehousing, shipping, and importing. Close ties as missionaries to the Hawaiian monarchy along with capital investments, cheap land, cheap labor, increased global trade and the Ali`i allowed them to prosper and, also, shared in the profits!

Alexander & Baldwin acquired additional sugar lands and also operated a sailing fleet between Hawai`i and the Mainland; the shipping concern became American-Hawaiian Line, and, later, Matson.

Later, the businessmen of missionary families, whose assets had grown larger than the Ali`i, were critical in the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893. Afraid that if Queen Liliuokalani reinstated the Monarchy, all that they had created and owned would be lessened if not confiscated by the Queen! They created a short-lived republic!

These businessmen, with the help and participation of the Ali`i had grown very powerful! Although the Ali`i benefited from a portion of the money earned by these missionary families' businessmen, over the years, they had helped create an entity that was, also, far larger and more powerful than themselves!!

In 1898, the Republic of Hawaii was annexed by the United States and became the Territory of Hawaii, aided by the lobbying of the Big Five and sugar interests.

A lot of what the "Big 5" did, in the "early" years. was self serving and unjust to their common workers, etc! Remember that, over the years, they employed THOUSANDS of Islanders! This enabled their workers to earn a living, buy property and houses, send their children to school, etc! The Big 5 were, also, philanthropists, contributing a lot to these Islands . . .

Other links that show how some of the Sugar Barons, Landowners, Non Hawaiians, etc. gave a LOT BACK:



Parker Ranch Foundation Trust: Click Here!

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. : Click Here!

Grove Farm Foundation: Click Here!

Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation: Click Here!

Hawaiiʻs Most Charitable Companies 2013: Click Here!

Matson Family Foundation: Click Here!



The "Great Mahele" was supposed to give Native Hawaiians the ability to have their own land! However, as we all know, after the Mahele, 90% of the land offered was owned by FOREIGNERS! The Monarchy kept their land, it was NOT part of the "Great Mahele" . . . if ALL of the land had been divided equally among the Monarchy and their "subjects", most of the land would have been owned by "Native Hawaiians" . . . Monarchy or otherwise! When the US "annexed" the Islands, the only land taken where the "CEDED LANDS" of the Monarchy! Other landowners, including those who benefited from the Great Mahele, retained the ownership to "their land"! The majority of Native Hawaiians were left with nothing!


Mahalo, Peter, for having the courage to share your mana`o! - Click Here!


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