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Friends of King Kaumuali'i
Honoring the Legacy of
Kauai’s Last King
ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia
No task is too big
when done together by all
Video Presentations

Cherished Accounts of Kaumuali’i at Pāʻulaʻula.

June 3, 2022

Dr. Mills shares interesting newfound research and stories about every day life at Kaumualiʻi’s Kauhale; and how as an independent ruler, he owned his own vessels and engaged in shipping & commerce and transportation across the Pacific.
Dr. Peter Mills; UH Hilo

Return to Pā‘ula‘ula

Dr. Peter Mills; UH Hilo

Sept. 10, 2020

The history of Pāʻulaʻula, erroneously known as Russian Fort Elizabeth is complicated by misinformation and mapping. Conflicting narratives heated up in 2017 when renewed pressure from Russia set off a firestorm of Hawaiian resistance as  the statue of the King was installed and  research deepened to reclaim the Hawaiian story, too long hidden in the rubble. Dr. Mills’ research provided verifiable evidence to document, interpret and correct the record.


Maikaʻi Kauaʻi

Kumu Kēhaulani

Hula Master of Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai, renownHawaiian cultural expert.

Parts 1 – 4

Keeper of the Culture

Aunty Aletha Kaohi –
Who were the Menehune?

Oct. 30, 2019

Were they human, akua or gnomes? Who built the architecturally amazing ancient stone structures? What is the authentic Hawaiian truth about these wondrous beings and structures?Menehune stories are many and varied, growing more fantastic especially after the mid-1800’s by non-Hawaiian story tellers.

Your donation will help maintain a full-sized bronze statue to honor the last reigning King of Kauai, Ali’i Nui Kaumuali’i.

The eight foot statue of the King has been installed at Pāʻulaʻula, Waimea.

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