THE LAST QUEEN OF HAWAII, 1891-1893“Liliʻuokalani (1838 – 1917) was the last monarch of Hawaii. She inherited the throne from her brother Kalākaua on 29 January 1891. The Queen was deposed on 17 January 1893 and temporarily relinquished her throne to “the superior military forces of the United States”. She had hoped the United States, like Great Britain earlier in Hawaiian history, would restore Hawaii’s sovereignty to the rightful holder.
John Soper, commander of provisional government orces, disarms Queen Lili'uokalani's soldiers at 'Iolani Barracks. The monarchy was overthrown on Jan. 17, 1893.