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ERIC Number: EJ874732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Women in History--Queen Liliuokalani
Koeppe, Tina
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v5 n1 p3-5 Jan 2007
This article profiles Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii's last monarch. Liliuokalani was born in Hawaii in 1838 into the family of a high chief. She attended the Royal School, run by American missionaries, and received a high quality education and learned to love music, writing and politics. Liliuokalani was given the Christian name "Lydia" as a child. Her brother, Kalakua reigned as king in the late 1800s. During his leadership, Kalakua gave governing power to a cabinet composed of non-Hawaiian members. To Liliuokalani's dismay, this cabinet succeeded in passing a constitution that gave voting rights to foreign residents, but denied the vote to most Hawaiian natives. When Kalakua died in 1891, Liliuokalani inherited the throne and became the Queen of Hawaii. During her reign, Liliuokalani was determined to restore the power and authority of the crown and saw it as her mission to preserve the islands for the native residents. In 1894, the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands was forced to give up her throne when Hawaii became part of the United States. She died in 1917 at the age of 79 due to complications from a stroke. Queen Liliuokalani remains a popular symbol of Hawaiian character and spirit, and is a cherished connection to the island's past.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii; United States