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Waikoloa Village in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

High Chiefess Keōpūolani

(1778-1823)

 
 
High Chiefess Keōpūolani Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
1. High Chiefess Keōpūolani Marker
Inscription.  Chiefs of highest rank and sacred wife of Kamehameha I married in 1791. Mother of Kamehameha II, Kamehameha III and Princess Nāhi'ena;ena. Keōpūolani's extremely high-ranking ali'i (royalty) status prohibited people from looking at her. Even husband Kamehameha I lowered himself in her presence. She defied the kapu of men and women eating together in public by eating with her son Kauikeaouli. (no picture available)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Women.
 
Location. 19° 54.846′ N, 155° 52.755′ W. Marker is in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Waikoloa Beach Drive near Pohakulana Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa HI 96738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kuhina Nui Ka'ahumanu (here, next to this marker); Queen Victoria Kamāmalu (here, next to this marker); Queen Kalama (here, next to this marker); Queen Kapi'olani (a few steps from this marker); Queen Emma
High Chiefess Keōpūolani Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
2. High Chiefess Keōpūolani Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Queen Lili'uokalani (a few steps from this marker); Princess Bernice Pauahi (a few steps from this marker); The Waikoloa Petroglyph Field (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waikoloa Village.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the entrance to the Queen's MarketPlace.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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