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HISTORY MEME - six women: ka’iulani [7/6]

Victoria Kaʻiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn was born on October 16, 1875 and was heir to the Throne of Hawaii, holding the title of Crown Princess. She was descended from High Chief Kepoʻokalani through her mother, who was the sister of King Kalākaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani. Her father was a Scottish financier and the last Royal Governor of O’ahu. At age 13 she was sent to England to receive an education, and excelled in Latin, Literature, Mathematics, History, French, and German. In 1893, while she was still in England, the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown and the new government attempted to become part of the United States. She decided to take action, despite being reluctant to participate in politics, and travelled to America, where she made many speeches and public appearances. She was treated with contempt by the American pro-annexation press, which referred to her as a “half-breed,” though she did not receive the blatantly racist treatment that her aunt did. President Cleveland expressed an interest in the situation in Hawaii after meeting Ka’iulani, and though the annexation did not move forward in Congress, the Monarchy was still not restored. In 1897, she finally returned to Hawaii, where she continued to make public appearances despite her worsening health. In 1898, Hawaii was finally annexed to the United States. During the annexation ceremony, the Royal Family dressed in funeral attire to protest the transaction. That same year, Ka’iulani was caught in a storm while out horse riding and came down with a fever and pneumonia. She died on March 6, 1899, at the age of 23. (x)


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