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The date was July 31, 1843, which was celebrated for the following ﬁfty years as L¯a Ho¿iho¿i Ea, or Restoration Day. Early Struggles with the Foreigners 37 Ha¿alilio and Richards went ﬁrst to the United States, where they obtained a verbal agreement from President John Tyler to respect Hawai¿i’s independence. They then proceeded to Europe, where for several months they negotiated with the o≈cials of Great Britain and France, and where they received distressing letters about Paulet’s threat to their nation.
Change in the air we breathe. Early Struggles with the Foreigners 23 7. Weakening of our bodies. 8. Changes in plant life. 9. Change in the religions, put together with pagan religions. 10. Change in medical practice. 11. ’’≤∂ However neither the reiteration nor a corresponding sentence to ‘‘Such is the end of a transgressor’’ appear in the Hawaiian text. It is likely that the sentiment was taken from a statement three pages earlier, in which Kamakau faults Cook for accepting the o√erings made to several akua and for eating the things consecrated to those akua.
Their project thus challenged them and kept many of them in Hawai¿i for the rest of their lives, and many have descendants who continue to live in Hawai¿i today (where they are among the 32 Aloha Betrayed wealthiest and most powerful people). π∞ But eventually it was Ke¯op¯uolani, the ruling ali¿i wahine who had ended the ¿ai kapu, who ﬁrst converted and who greatly inﬂuenced the conversion of other powerful ali¿i. She was the highest-ranking ali¿i in the archipelago, as well the birth mother of the m¯o¿¯ı and of the other two children in line for rule of the islands.