Mormon Pacific Historical Society

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The Hui of Kahana


The Mission and membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Hawaiian Iislands were confronted early on with two epic cruises. First there was the loss of the Colony on the Island of Lanai in the early 1860s. Then came the sundering and (temporary) loss of about half of the faithful from the Laie Mission in the 1870s through the so-called “Awa Rebellion.” This paper picks up the thread of the Church's breakaway Mormon colony in Kahana. In doing so, light is also shed on the broader debate over defining the traditional Hawaiian system of land ownership and management.



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Mormon Pacific Historical Society

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