Waipao, Papaanui, Polapola, Molokini Island
Number of Royal Patents:
not listed in index; paid in taxes: 1 hog, 4 dragnets, 80 tapas, 40 tapa shirts, 1 fishing line of 200 fathoms
No. 473B, Pikanele, Lahaina, February 15, 1847
Concerning my rights to the lands of Waipao and Papaanui at Honuaula:
1. I got Waipao in 1840, from Auhea and the Mo`i. This land was in compensation for my lands from which I was dispossessed by Kaeo, and the two Mohopilos. After the trial, I was given the land.
2. Papaanui. I got it that year from Auhea, from Mahune, her Luna. My right in that land is that it was land which was taken in the time of Kaauwai because the annual tax was lacking. It was I who gave the payment from my own property: (1 fathom-long hog, 4 dragnets, 80 tapas, 40 tapa skirts, 1 fishing line of 200 fathoms. I was dispossessed in 1846.
II. 2 taro patches in Polapola, in Lahaina. I got them when Hoapilikane expelled the chiefesses who led Nahienaena astray, from Pualinui and Kamakini, because of the request of my wahine, Kaunahi. I was dispossessed in 1847.
III. Molokini. I got it in 1840. My right was from Kalaimoku to Hoapilikane, and from him to me. I was dispossessed in 1846. These are the lands to which I have a claim.
Here is my thought, however, if it pleases the honorable Elder to rectify all my former problems about which I petitioned to the `li`is: in my mind, I have been damaged by them and the government officials who should solve my problems, because of my fulfillment of the wish of my Haku, Hoapilikane, in the expulsion of the people who led Nahienaena astray. Therefore, I believe you should rectify it, if it pleases you to do so.
PIKANELE X, marked by my hand.
No. 473!, Pikanele
[Should be 473B]
Z. Kaauwai, sworn by the Bible, Pikanele has land at Honuaula, which is named Waipao. After a long interval, the land with the house site at Kaeo and the Waipio property were approved in the year 1841. It was a high court case held in Lahaina and it was clarified that the land and house site was for Pikanele. The konohikis were involved with this land originally a long time ago. Ihu was the first konohiki to claim that place and when he was separated from it, Pahuwai lived there, after which Pikanele acquired it probably in the year 1836 and he built a new fence. In the year 1840, because of the adulterous activities there the konohikis filed a complaint against Pikanele and it was felt that the government should take back that property. Pikanele was taken to court at that time where Kekauluohi gave his side (land) to M. Kekaunaoa and the decision was for Pikanele for his (Pikanele's) losses of the house lot and the land. That is Pikanele's interest on this place which he is claiming. The minister of the government had authorized that property for Pikanele.
Nalaipuleho, sworn by the Word of God, The first of the Konohiki to have that place was Ihu and Pahuwai. That is how this person her has won. When Pahuwai stopped living there the village and land was taken by Pikanele, and no one else (claimed) after that only Pikanele and I have heard it said that the minister had given Pikanele absolute grant. No one has objected until this time. This is absolute (grant) like the way Kekaululohi gives (property).
No. 473!, Pikanele, from page 136
[should be 473B]
Upaikane, sworn by the Word of God, I have seen that place that Pualinui had given them (two). She is the daughter of Pualinui and that was the reason for having given these patches to them after the marriage of Leleihoku with Nahienaena and that was the time Pikanele was separated from Ukumehame. That is what I have known about the giving away of that land at Ukumehame.
See page 232
No. 473!, Pikanele, from page 229
[should be 473B]
Kalua was sworn by the Bible, For the patches Pikanele is claiming to the officers who quiet land titles and the action.
The konohiki had allowed that the patches be for Pikanele, but the tax assessor and the Friday overseer had approved this providing Pikanele would pay $3.00 for the past Fridays. That was agreed by the tax assessor and the Friday overseer.
No. 473B, K. Pikanele, Honolulu Hale, 13 January 1855, Protested by Mahoe, from page 135, Vol 2 N.T.
Mahoe, the konohiki of Kaeo in Honolulu appeared in person before the land officers and related, Pikanele and I did have a case for his land section and a pond lying in Kaeo of Honuaula, Maui. This was held before M. Kekauluohi, the prime minister of the government and the verdict was in Pikanele's favor. I am destitute and Pikanele has had this land since 1836.
DECISION: Mahoe, the konohiki of Kaeo in Honuaula has no claim, the verdict is for Pikanele.
[No. 473B not awarded]
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