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Reenactment Retraces Events Leading to Hawaii’s Annexation

October 29, 2009, 1:40 PM HST
* Updated October 29, 4:20 PM
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‘A’ole loa! ‘A’ole loa! The Queen’s Women: A reenactment of the 1897Anti-Annexation Meeting comes to Maui.  This presentation comes to Maui on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7 p.m., at Maui Community College Ka Lama room 103.

Reporter Miriam Michelson visits Hawaii to attend the meeting of the Women’s Hawaiian Patriotic League to protest against the annexation of Hawaii to the United States.

Her article, “Many Thousands of Native Hawaiians Sign a Protest to the United States Government Against Annexation,” is published in The San Francisco Call on Thursday, September 30, 1897.  The reenactment portrays this meeting as described in her article.

Dr. Keanu Sai will begin the presentation to set the historical context for the reenactment.

The event is presented by the Kaleimaileali’i Civic Club and sponsored by the Ho’okahua Project, the Hawaiian Studies Department, MCC and Ho’a.  Call 984-3709 for more information.

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