The Queen and I: A Story Of Dispossessions And Reconnections In Hawai'i by Sydney L. IaukeaThe Queen and I: A Story Of Dispossessions And Reconnections In Hawai'i by Sydney L. Iaukea

The Queen and I: A Story Of Dispossessions And Reconnections In Hawai'i

bySydney L. Iaukea

Paperback | November 1, 2011

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In this exposé Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawaii’s crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawaii’s historical archives. There she discovers the central role played by her great-great-grandfather in the politics of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Hawaii—in particular, Curtis P. Iaukea’s trusted position with the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last ruling monarch, Queen Liliuokalani. As Iaukea charts her ancestor’s efforts to defend a culture under siege, she reveals astonishing legal and legislative maneuvers that show us how capitalism reshaped cultural relationships. She finds resonant parallels and connections between her own upbringing in Maui’s housing projects, her family’s penchant for hiding property, and the Hawaiian peoples’ loss of their country and lands.
Sydney L. Iaukea holds a Ph.D. in political science with a specialty in Hawai?i politics. She is a dedicated community member, instructor, and avid surfer.
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Title:The Queen and I: A Story Of Dispossessions And Reconnections In Hawai'iFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520272048

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. Family Secrets and Cartographic Silences: Chatty Maps and Memory
2. Land as the Vehicle: The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (1921) and Defining Nativeness
3. A Story of Political and Emotional Maneuverings: Queen Lili?uokalani’s Trust Deed and the Crown Lands
4. “E paa oukou” (You hold it): Charging Queen Lili?uokalani with Insanity and “Holding” the Trust Intact
5. The Final Insults: Kahoaka, Condemnation, the Lele of Hamohamo, Projects of “Reclamation,” and Heartbreak
Epilogue

Appendix A. List of Commissions and Appointments Received by Colonel Curtis P. Iaukea
Appendix B. Queen Lili?uokalani’s Deed of Trust
Appendix C. Queen Lili?uokalani’s Petition to U.S. President William H. Taft

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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“The sensibility and lyricism shared by author and ancestor . . . inform their mutual desire to illuminate history and right wrongs.”