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Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole

Articles and information about Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole of Hawaii.

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole
Born: March 26, 1871
Died: January 7, 1922

Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole was born in Koloa, Kauai on March 26, 1871.

When the Kalakaua Dynasty assumed the throne of Hawaii in 1884, Jonah Kuhio was declared a prince. He was next in line to become king when the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown in 1893.

In the late 1800's he was sentenced to a year in prison for his role in a Hawaiian uprising against Sanford Dole's newly formed Republic of Hawaii. After his release from prison, he joined the British Army to fight in the South African Boer War, and he remained in Africa until that war ended in 1902. When he returned to Hawaii he was elected to served in the United States Congress as the Territorial Delegate from Hawaii.

The achievements for which he is credited include the dredging of Pearl Harbor and establishing the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Prince Kuhio died in Waikiki on January 7, 1922. He is buried on the island of Oahu at the Royal Mausoleum in Nuuanu.

Prince Kuhio Day is celebrated on March 26 in Hawaii.

Hawaii's second delegate ot congress

Born in Koloa, Kauai.

Youngest of the three sons of Kauai High Chief David Kahalepouli Piikoi and Princess Kinoiki Kekaulike.

Served as the Hawaiian Territory's delegate to the U.S. Congress from 1903 to 1921.

He was known as the "Citizen Prince"

He was inline to become king with the monarchy was overthrown in 1893.

he died of heart disease in 1922 at the age of 50.

He is buried at the royal mausoleum in Nuuanu Valley on Oahu.

best remembered for his successful effort to get Congress to pass the 1920 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, which provides homesteads for native Hawaiians.

One of his main goals was to save the rapidly declining Hawaiian race from extinction.

He planned to rturn tenement dwellers to theland and encourage themto he self-sufficient farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders on leased parcels of reserved land.

Prince Jonah Kuhio
-Birth: 1871
-Married: 1896 to Elizabeth Kahanu Kaauwai
-Died: 192?
-Full name: David Kawananakea Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Piiloi
-Younger brother of Kavid Kawananakea
-Charming, athletic, educated
-Concerned about the well-being of his people
-He was 21 when hawaiian monarch was overthrown
-Participated in unsuccessful attempt to restore Queen Liliuokalani 2 years later
-was arrested and charged with treason and put in prison for nearly a year.
-Married in 1896, shortly after release from prison
-Was Hawaii's 2nd delegate to the US Congresss (elected in 1896)
-Responsible for the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921 that set aside land to be settled by Hawaiians

Wikipedia on Prince Kuhio

See also:
- Rulers of the Hawaiian Kingdom
- The Hawaiian Royal Family

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