Our Kūpuna As Heroes

The women's and men's branches of the Hui Aloha ʻĀina (Hawaiian Patriotic League) gathered the signatures of our kūpuna to oppose annexation of Hawaii to the U.S.  Their good work stopped the annexation treaty.

[Read "Strangling Hands Upon A Nations Throat"]

[Emma ʻAʻima Aiʻi - Nāwahī]

[Joseph 'Iokepa" Nāwahī]

Kūʻē Petition Continues is a live, in-person, interactive experience where 
you can connect tothe heroes - those supporters of Queen and country
who successfully opposed the annexation of Hawaiʻi to the United States in 1897.


Queen And Country

U.S. Commits "Acts of War" Against Hawaiian Kingdom

Queen Liliʻuokalani directed the aloha ʻaina to sign their names on the Great Petition opposing annexation of Hawaiʻi to the U.S.  The Queen and makaʻainana prevailed!

[Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen by Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii (1838-1917). Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1898. ]

[The 2017 Centennial Commemoration]


The Truth Of History

The 1897 Petition by the Hawaiian Patriotic League stands as evidence that the native Hawaiian people objected to annexation, but because the interests of the businessmen won out, over the coming decades most historians who wrote the history of Hawaii emphasized events as told by the Provisional Government . . . READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Why Kūʻē Petition Continues Matters

You can now search for ancestors, amoungst the 20,000+ signatures
who signed the 1897 Petition Against Annexation using our alphabetized database.
Come find them, and join them by signing with them.



The Hawaiian Kingdom Continues  -- The Kūʻē Petition Continues