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1 The Great Mahele: The Great Divide Target: Describe the factors (people, issues, events, etc.) that influenced the people of the Mahele in their decision making

2 The Aina Before European contact, private ownership of land was an unknown concept in the islands – Hawaiians reinforce the idea of land stewardship, rather than ownership

3 The basic Hawaiian land unit was the Ahupua’a, a self sufficient, portion of land, which incorporated both agricultural and ocean resource. AHUPUA’A

4 Kamehameha I was the first to give lands away John Parker- Cattle lands John Young and Issac Davis- Kamehameha I advisors After the Kam. I dies, the kapu system of land distribution ends. John YoungJohn Palmer Parker

5 Liholiho allows Kamehameha I chiefs and foreigners to retain land Land holdings increase for lower chiefs and foreigners Ka’ahumanu Oks land distribution to missionaries

6 In 1825, Kamehameha III ascends to the throne at age 12 A council of high chiefs allows lower or smaller chiefs to retain their lands, and permit hereditary succession of land. What does this mean? In 1840, Kam. III writes a constitution that defines land entitlement as follows: – Rights of the land belongs to the chiefs and all the people, with the King as trustee What does this mean?

7 Foreigners pressure Foreigners increase pressure on Kamehameha III to change land tenureship and to protect their agricultural interest and gowth Theo H. Davis Alexander Cartwright

8 Vocabulary. Post it activity: copy the word on the post it and write the definition on the paperand use it in a sentence, then cover it with the post it. Stewardship- the duties and obligations of a steward over the environment Fee-simple- to purchase land for private ownership Tenureship- the holding or possessing of anything Entitlement- having a right to something.

9 The Great Mahele Activity: If you were King or Queen, how would you divide Hawai’i’s land? Make a circle graph dividing the lands of the kingdom, by percentage, among the king, chiefs and the commoners. Find a distribution that is fair to all three parties. Discuss this with your partner about the land distribution. You should come to a consensus and explain why you divided the lands that way.

10 The Great Mahele of Who should possess four million acres of land? (left column under...Mahele) Read and write an appropriate response to each of the plan below (cornell notes) Plan IPlan IIPlan III

11 Kuleana Act of 1850 It authorized the Land Commission to award fee simple title to native Hawaiians who occupied and cultivated any portion of the crown, government or konohiki land. But they must prove ownership by: 1.Land survey 2.File a claim w/ LC 3.Prove that the land being claimed can earned a living Konohiki- a headman of a Hawaiian land division ON the left side, create a circle graph of the Kuleana Act and label them with the correct data and information. Create a key. See example

12 Title: ___________ KEY: % GROUPS AMOUNT KING/QUEEN CHIEFS Government COMMONERS TOTAL LAND USE: _________ Reason/explanation : Left side of notebook

13 Homework: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Reade the story of Bernice Pauahi, and answer the 5 Ws of the Historical Event organizer with relevant and important information. who What WhereWhy When Driving Question Title: Name of Person


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