ABOLISHING THE 'AIKAPU

 

 

-- Kamehameha divides power:

         -- Liholiho = political heir

         -- Kekuaokalani = care of Kuka'ilimoku

 

-- Death of Kamehameha (May 1819)

 

-- 'ainoa instigated by female chiefs

         -- Ka'ahumanu = kuhina nui (share rule w/ Liholiho)

                  -- "resolved to be free"

         -- Keopuolani -- eats w/Kauikeaouli

 

-- Liholiho eats with women (Nov. 1819)

         -- Hewahewa ordered all heiau destroyed

                           --> end of kapu system; end of state religion

        

-- Kekuaokalani rebels & is killed (Dec. 1819)

 

-- American missionaries arrive (March 1820)