April – Talk Story: Monday Moments with the Daughters
Join us for our next Talk Story: Monday Moments with the Daughters - a virtual gathering typically held on the last Monday of every month. It's a time to catch up with one another, explore an interesting topic, and learn more about what makes our organization special and unique.
Date: Monday, April 25, 2022
Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm HST
Join Zoom Meeting: www.zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 843 1763 9155
Lekeleke Grounds, a Turning Point in Hawaiian History
We are excited to partner with the Royal Order of Kamehameha I - Moku O Kona, Helu ʻEhiku to learn about the Lekeleke Burial Grounds at Keauhou on Hawaiʻi Island and the battle that occurred there between King Kamehameha II and the rebel forces of Kekuaokalani. Join Aliʻi ʻAimoku Aliʻi Sir Nainoa Perry as he takes us on a virtual tour of the battle grounds.
The Lekeleke Battle Grounds holds historic and cultural significance in Hawaiian and world history. The abolishment of the Kapu law system, in the ancient form of the Hawaiian government, marked a significant turning point in Hawaiian history. The abolishment primed Hawai‘i for the western world and strengthened the sovereign government in preparation for the emerging threat from foreign powers. In brief, the site was home to a major battle between the government forces of King Kamehameha II and the rebel forces of Kekuaokalani who held on to the ancient ways. The battlefield stretched across most of the Kona Coast, with heavy fighting concentrated in the Kuamoʻo Bay area and many lives lost on the battlefield.