HHM Queen Lili’uokalani

Also known as Lydia Kamaka’eha Dominis

Successor to King Kalakaua

Reign: Jan. 20, 1891 – Nov. 11, 1917




Her Majesty desired to nominate Princess Ka’iulani in 1891 as her successor to the Hawaiian Throne but was unable to convene the appointed Nobles to confirm her nomination in accordance with article 22 of the 1864 Constitution. The appointed Nobles were prevented from participating in the government as a result of the illegal constitution of July 6, 1887 that provided for a new set of Nobles to be elected by alien residents. Her Majesty died without a legally confirmed Successor to the Hawaiian Throne.

Source: https://www.hawaiiankingdom.org/national-headsofstate.shtml

“God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the earth, in unity and blessedness.”

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I, Lili‘uokalani of Hawai‘i, by the will of God named heir apparent on the tenth day of April, A.D. 1877, and by the grace of God Queen of the Hawaiian Islands on the seventeenth day of January, A.D. 1893, do hereby protest against the ratification of a certain treaty, which, so I am informed, has been signed at Washington by Messrs. Hatch, Thurston, and Kinney, purporting to cede those Islands to the territory and dominion of the United States. I declare such a treaty to be an act of wrong toward the native and part-native people of Hawaii, an invasion of the rights of the ruling chiefs, in violation of international rights both toward my people and toward friendly nations with whom they have made treaties, the perpetuation of the fraud whereby the constitutional government was overthrown, and, finally, an act of gross injustice to me.

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