This is the history of Hawai'i from the great chief 'Umi, eight generations before Kamehameha the Great, through the reign of Kamehameha III. Major events include Kamehameha's birth, rise to power, and consolidation of the Hawaiian Kingdom; the arrival of Captain James Cook; the coming of traders and missionaries; and politics of the Hawaiian Kingdom through the death of Kamehameha III in 1854. Written from 1866 through 1871 by one of Hawaii's greatest historians, Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii is an essential element in any collection of Hawaiian resources.
- Publisher : Kamehameha Schools Pr; Revised, Subsequent edition (April 1, 1992)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 513 pages
- ISBN-10 : 087336015X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0873360159
- Item Weight : 2.28 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.75 x 1.75 x 9.75 inches