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Alapai-nui-Kauaua-a-Mahi Ali'i 'Aimoku O Hawai'i

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Birthplace: North Kohala, Island, Of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA
Death: Died in North Kohala, Island, Of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA
Place of Burial: North Kohala, Island, Of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Kauaua-a-Mahi, Ali'i High Chief and Kalanikauleleiawi (Kalanikauleleiawi I) (Queen of Hawai'i Island), Chiefess
Husband of Keakakauhiwa and <private>
Father of Keawe'opala
Brother of Ha'ae-a-Mahi Haae, High Chief and Kekelaokalani Kekelakekeokalani-a-Keawe, Princess
Half brother of <private>; Kekuiapoiwanui Kalani-kauhihwakama Wanakapu; Kalani-Keeaumoku-nui, Prince of the Big Island; High Chief of the Kohala District; Hulilua Keawe and Keawepoepoe

Managed by: Miller Kalamaula Maioho
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About Alapai-nui-Kauaua-a-Mahi Ali'i 'Aimoku O Hawai'i

This ancient kupuna, great [6X's] grand uncle/website page.... for a still kapu'd Oral Family History line I am researching.... gives me the shakes in awe of God's love of us kanaka, for I was raised at paniola/paniolo "round up" times in the mountains of Waikane on the island of O'ahu... in the very ahupua'a then still controlled in parts by my cousin line, the line of the Kamakas of Waikane Mountains down to the sea!

I recently made actual contact with one of them, my cousin Stan Kamaka...and it was only then that I learned that my daddy was the younger brother of Stan's grandma, SIMILARLY..... to how my great [6 X's] grandfather Ha'ae had been second-in-command as younger brother of Stan's direct-line kupuna, this very Mo'i.....Alapai-nui.

You see, my dad owned Tilton's Stables in those mountains, so at the "right times" on the weekends, he would take us all into the mountains with other cousin lines to make sure all new calves were branded and older brands were re-newed if needed.

As a young girl, I did not like having to spend days in a specially-built corral-area with the other keiki cousins and siblings, and the women of the ohana.

I wondered why dad would not allow me to stay home in Kailua to read books. Hawaiians rarely explain fully, so I was to figure it out for myself by looking in wonder at the mountains, the trees, and the family itself....while all around us we could hear the herds of cattle rushing by, chased by daddy and the other paniolo/paniola on horses. What bothered me was to hear the cattle bawling in pain as the men branded them nearby in an adjacent corral area.

Again, daddy never explained.

The women cooked, talked story, and tended the babies... while we older ones were to look at the surrounding aina and reflect/absorb/appreciate/give thanks.... to the proof of our God Supreme's Blessing... in spite of the Lost/Overthrown Kingdom- for before us was proof that He still loved us enough to allow auntie and her line to own the Waikane mountains a little while longer..... and share with her brother, daddy, and us...his descendants.

But within my mind, all I thought was...when are we going home so I can have peace-and-quiet, and get back to my books? Cannot stand the bawling of the baby calves.

One day, I snuck away.....and went adventuring. I knew I was in trouble, but I was sure I would not be caught. Everybody was too busy to watch me.

I walked into the forest, crossed a wide dirt and rock road, noticing that across the low part of said road, ran a stream of crystal-clear water over many smooth rocks that made a nice firm bed for me. So, I sat in that river and lowered my entire body until all that was above the water, gently-streaming by, was my face,eyes, nose and mouth.

I focused above and saw the most beautiful canopy of tree branches that formed an umbrella-like ceiling through which the sun still shown. It was so awesome and special. I wanted to stay there all day.

Then I heard still in the distance....the paniola/paniola chasing the cattle.

A thought: Get out of this river; you might be trampled on by the animals and the chasing cowboys, and, boy....will daddy be mad!

So I raced back to the corral and returned to "appreciating" the aina around me.

Guess what? No one even missed me.

Wish I could get a picture pf that part of Waikane mountains. Lptm (Puanani/Nani Ontai Tilton Matsumoto)

A memory, 1:34 pm...Monday, December 26...2016.

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This ancient Mo'i figured in my ohana several different ways. Ruling Chiefs by Kamakau tells so much about him. He was married to one of my grandmothers, and he was a major influence in Kamehameha I's life. His wife, Keaka, cared for Kamehameha as a youth and then ordered her descendants to always protect him. They became the trusted retainers of this famous king.

Will be returning to this page with specifics as I am able..../ / Lptm

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Alapai-nui-Kauaua-a-Mahi Ali'i 'Aimoku O Hawai'i's Timeline

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North Kohala, Island, Of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA
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North Kohala, Island, Of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA
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Honokahau, Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA
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North Kohala, Island, Of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA