ERIC Number: ED254609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-23
Reference Count: 0
Native Hawaiians Study Commission: Report on the Culture, Needs and Concerns of Native Hawaiians. Final Report. Volume II. Claims of Conscience: A Dissenting Study of the Culture, Needs and Concerns of Native Hawaiians.
Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Volume II of the final report of the Native Hawaiians Study Commission (NHSC) on the culture, needs, and concerns of native Hawaiians, this book contains a formal dissent to the conclusions and recommendations presented in Volume I made by three of the NHSC commissioners. Its principal criticism is that Volume I fails to address the underlying intent of the commissioned study: (1) to assess the American involvement in the take-over of the Kingdom of Hawaii; (2) based on the finding regarding American participation in the coup d'etat of 1893, to ascertain whether American culpability for injuries or damages suffered by Native Hawaiians existed; and (3) to advise about how to approach and answer any such Native Hawaiian claims. This volume of the report further states that critical support is lacking for Volume I's argument that the United States bears no legal or moral responsibility for the actions of American officals during the coup d'etat of 1893. After an executive summary, flaws of methodology, interpretation, and conclusion in the following areas covered by Volume I are discussed: (1) the historical review of American participation in the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893; (2) the conditions and terms of American annexation of the Hawaiian Islands; (3) the trust responsibilities of the Hawaiian Homes Act; and (4) the cultural and social needs of native Hawaiians. Recommendations are presented regarding rhe resolution of compensable claims by Native Hawaiians for losses of domain and dominion. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Land Rights
Note: For Volume I of the final report, see UD 024 135.