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Queen Lili‘uokalani's legacy continues to inspire

Lili'uokalani, before she became Hawaii's last queen, in a portrait from the 1870s.

John Soper, commander of provisional government orces, disarms Queen Lili'uokalani's soldiers at 'Iolani Barracks. The monarchy was overthrown on Jan. 17, 1893.

John Owen Dominis (March 10, 1832–August 27, 1891) was an American-born statesman. He became Prince Consort of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi upon his marriage to the last reigning monarch, Queen Liliʻuokalani. The Queen was overthrown by the Committee of Safety, a group organized by American and European businessmen who sought to promote western interests in the region.

Procession at Kalakaua's Jubilee, November 16th, 1886. King and Queen leading the way, Liliuokalani and her husband John Owen Dominis following.

Queen Lili’uokalani is at the center of Julia Flynn Siler’s “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure.”

Queen Lili’uokalani, the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii. She became queen of Hawaii in 1891 after her brother died. Lili'uokalani was also a prolific writer and wrote over 160 poetic melodies and chants. Her song, “Aloha Oe,” became one of Hawaii’s National Anthems. She tried to protect her people from an American take over but was arrested and deposed.

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Queen Lili‘uokalani's legacy continues to inspire

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