Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Battle of Nu’uanu – Uniting the Islands
O’ahu had been defeated by Maui forces a decade earlier and Mau’s Chief Kalanikupule now led the forces on O’ahu. After many hard-fought battles, he was driven up Nu’uanu Valley to this location. Both sides fought with Hawaiian spears and Western firearms but Kamehameha’s cannon gave him the winning advantage.
The battle, called Kaleleka’anae (leaping of the ‘anae fish), refers to the men forced off the cliff during the conflict. An estimated 400 warriors died in this battle. With Kamehameha’s victory on O’ahu and the signing of an agreement with Chief Kaumuali’i of Kauai’i, he became the first king of the Hawaiian Islands.
Erected by State of Hawai’i/Department of Land and Natural Resources/Division of State Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
Location. 21° 22.029′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pali Road (a few steps from this marker); Nuuanu Pali Lookout (a few steps from this marker); Pali Road – From Trail to Highway (a few steps from this marker); The Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (approx. 5.1 miles away); He Ho‘Omana‘o (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pohakuloa Amtrac Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Father Damien (approx. 5.8 miles away); Iolani Palace (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
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