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Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands

 
 
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By Denise Boose, April 17, 2014
1. Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker
Inscription. In the late 1700s, Kamehameha I from the island of Hawai段, sought to unite all the Hawaiian islands under one rule. The battle for O誕hu began with the arrival of his forces at Waikiki in 1795.

O誕hu had been defeated by Maui forces a decade earlier and Mau痴 Chief Kalanikupule now led the forces on O誕hu. After many hard-fought battles, he was driven up Nu置anu Valley to this location. Both sides fought with Hawaiian spears and Western firearms but Kamehameha痴 cannon gave him the winning advantage.

The battle, called Kaleleka誕nae (leaping of the 疎nae fish), refers to the men forced off the cliff during the conflict. An estimated 400 warriors died in this battle. With Kamehameha痴 victory on O誕hu and the signing of an agreement with Chief Kaumuali段 of Kauai段, he became the first king of the Hawaiian Islands.
 
Erected by State of Hawai段/Department of Land and Natural Resources/Division of State Parks.
 
Location. 21° 22.029′ N, 157° 47.59′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Nuuanu Pali Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Nu置anu Pali State Wayside Park off Pali Highway 61. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96815, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Denise Boose, April 17, 2014
2. Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker
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); National Soaring Museum (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); Father Damien (approx. 5.8 miles away); Iolani Palace (approx. 6 miles away); First Hawaiian Printing (approx. 6 miles away); Kawaiaha'o Landmark (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
 
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Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 17, 2014
3. Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker
Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 17, 2014
4. Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker
Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 17, 2014
5. Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker
Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 17, 2014
6. Battle of Nu置anu – Uniting the Islands Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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