Tom Coffman

Interview with Noenoe Silva tape 2

Interview with Noenoe Silva recorded for the documentary "Nation Within: The Story of America's Annexation of Hawaiʻi." Topics of the interview include: the Hawaiian Patriotic Leagues, Hui Aloha ʻĀina and Hui Kālaiʻāina; Joseph Nawahī, founding member of Hui Aloha ʻĀina and the newspaper "Ke Aloha Aina"; aloha ʻāina (love for the land, love for one's country, Hawaiian patriotism); Nawahī's writings; the formation of the Provisional Government and Republic of Hawaiʻi and how Kānaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiians) protested because the Republic of Hawaiʻi did not have the consent of Kānaka ʻŌiwi; Nawahī's speeches; Nawahī's imprisonment and how he contracted tuberculosis and died in San Francisco; how Queen Liliʻuokalani said the whole country wept when Nawahī passed away; how the hui (the Hawaiian Patriotic Leagues) continued after Nawahī's death; James Kaulia, president of Hui Aloha ʻĀina after Nawahī's death; how Queen Liliʻuokalani went to Washington D.C. to protest the U.S. annexation of Hawaiʻi; documents the hui sent to the Queen laying out how the overthrow was illegal and how annexation was wrong because it went against the wishes of the people of Hawaiʻi; the Kūʻē petitions against annexation collected by the hui and signed by nearly every Kānaka ʻŌiwi in the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Languages: English


  • Documentary

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