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Lili'uokalani, before she became Hawaii's last queen, in a portrait from the 1870s.
After her forced abdication and house arrest, Queen Lili'uokalani lived at Washington Place in Honolulu, now the official residence of the governor of Hawaii. Photo: L.E. Edgeworth, Bishop Museum
Lili'uokalani (1838-1917) was the last queen of Hawaii. She had hoped the United States, like Great Britain earlier in Hawaiian history, would restore Hawaii's sovereignty to the rightful holder.