I just received you recent 1/24/2007 POST, subject: same, & am glad to share my genealogical & family history info of my paternal g-g-grandfather, Kaiwi-kuamo'o-kekuaokalani(k), the 6th child of the 9th wife/partner of King Kamehameha Paiea I, the Conqueror.In first translating the names of the two men per Mary Pukui's Haw'n Dictionary:
+"Ka-iwi-kuamo'o-kekuaokalani" translates to "A near & trusted relative who attended to the personal needs or possessions, & executed private orders of the Heavenly-born Chief (i.e., Ke Ali'i Paiea was the only "Heavenly-born Chief.");
+"Kapi'i-kekuaokalani" (the closest name in the Haw'n Dictionary), translates to "A person with curly hair & hence a good warrior---of the 'Heavenly Chief';" aka
" A warrior or attendant of the 'Heavenly Chief' (Ke Ali'i Paiea). NOTE: "Kapi-iwi-kekuaokalani" was not meaningfully translatable in Pukui's Haw'n Dictionnary.
FYI, there existed 3 or 4 feather-covered wooden images of Kukailimoku, Ke Ali'i Paiea's most precious worldly possession, his wargod. I've verified this in the provenances of an image of Kukailimoku at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI, which was obtained in ca 1840s in Kailua-Kona, HI.It was purchased from a New England Museum by the Bishop Museum.These multiple feather-covered wooden images of Kukailimoku were carried into battle by Ke Ali'i Paiea's Po'o Kahunas (i.e., Master Kahunas or priests). Kaiwi-kuamo'o-kekuaokalani(k) was appointed "Kahu" (Custodian) of the 2 sacred "Kukapihe" clear white stones originally brought from Tahiti by our Kuamo'o Ohana ancestor, High Priest Pa'ao ca 1200 AD. The feathered wooden images called "Kukailimoku" were portable representations of the sacred "Kukapihe" stones which remain in possession of the Kuamo'o Ohana & contain the spiritual essences of past warriors & Ke Ali'i of Tahiti & Hawaii (REF: David Kaoniohakala Bray, "The Kahuna Religion of Hawaii," Borderland Sciences & Research Foundation, Inc.; Garberville, CA: 1960 &1980).
According to my computerized genealogical database records, Kaiwi-kuamo'o-kekuaokalani(k)had at least 6 known wives/partners: From Puna District, HI---Kaho'oluhi(w), my g-g-grandmother; from Kohala District, HI---Manono(w); Mahi-ai(w); Malia Kamaka(w); Luukia Kahlopuna(w) & Keola'a(w).This coincides with Kaiwi-kuamo'o-kekuaokalani(k) being appointed in 1817 "Kahu-Custodian" of his father's most precious worldly possession, Ke Ali'i Paiea's wargod "Kukailimoku" & the sacred "Kukapihe" stones from Tahiti.
As you probably know, Kaiwi-kuamo'o-kekuaokalani(k) & his warrior wife Manono, (A daughter of High Chief Alapai of the Big Island of HI & half-sister of Prime Minister Kalanimoku), died ca December 18, 1819 during the Battle of Kuamo'o at Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, HI.Their bodies were buried under unidentified rock cairns at what is known as the Lekeleke Burial Ground with the bodies of over 300+ of their brave warriors.The survivors of their massive Army retreated after his death back thru Ka'u District, Puna District, Hilo District & Hamakua District, which were sympathetic to "Kaiwi-kuamo'o-kekuaokalani's" Traditionalist cause to preserve the laws, religion, customs & traditions of his father, the late Ke Ali'i Paiea who died on May 8, 1819, in Kailua-Kona, HI. The Hekekia Ohana Chief of the Ka'u District, descendants of Chief Keoua Kualaula of Ka'u District, descendants of Chief Keawemauhili of Hilo District & part of the Hamakua District of the Big Island of HI sheltered & protected the Kuamo'o/Kekuaokalani warriors who survived the great battle.
Today, my g-g-grandfather Kaiwi-kuamo'o-kekuaokalani(k) is memorialized by "Kuamo'o St." in Waikiki.It was established by his younger sister, "Ka'onana-'eha" Mary Kuamo'o-Young, the wife of the Englishman John "Olohana" Young, the Chief Counsel & Cannoneer of Ke Ali'i Paiea---in his memory. Both "Ka'onana-eha" Mary Kuamo'o-Young & John "Olohana" Young were grandparents of Queen Emma Kaleleionalani Kekela-o-kalani Kuamo'o-Young Na'ea, wife of King Kamehameha IV Alexander Liholiho Kekuanaoa. John "Olohana" Young was appointed an Ali'i-nui by Ke Ali'i Paiea & served as Governor of the Big Island of HI, as well as Governor of Oahu before retiring. "Olohana St." in Waikiki next to "Kuamo'o St." was named after him.John Ena Road in Waikiki was named after their son, John
"Keoniana" Young, Jr.
Members of my Kuamo'o Ohana served as Kahuna-nui's of the 3 most important heiau's (temples) on the Big Island of HI: Wa'haula Luakini Heiau in Pohoiki, Puna, HI with Ke Ali'i Paiea's wife, Maunakalika Wa'haula Kuamo'o, being Kahuna-nui; Mo'okini Luakini Heiau in Kohala, HI, with Leimomi Mo'okini Kuamo'o-Lum being the present Kahuna-nui;
& Pu'ukohola "Whale Hill" Luakini Heiau in Kawaihae, HI, with Ka'oana'-eha "Mary" Kuamo'o-Young being the Kahuna-nui
(High Priestess).The first two Heiau's were established by our Tahitian High Priest Pa'ao ancestor, while the latter Heiau was completed in 1791 by Ke Ali'i Paiea, with his daughter Ka'oana'-eha Kuamo'o-Young being High Priestess till her death in 1850s.
As you know, the last Kamehameha Dynasty monarch of Hawaii was King Kamehameha V Lot Kamehameha. With the establishment of a Constitutional Monarchy via Bayonet Constitution under King David Kalakaua, 3 elected non-Kamehameha Dynasty monarchs were elected:King Lunalilo, King Kalakaua & Queen Liliuokalani.However, the most genealogically qualified Kamehameha Dynasty successor to the Throne of the Haw'n Kingdom was unexplainably overlooked: Prince Albert Kukailimoku Kunuiakea Kauikeaouli
Kuamo'o-Young (b. 6/15/1851 in Honolulu, HI; d. 3/10/1903 in Honolulu, HI.) He was the ONLY son & child of Kauikeaouli King Kamehameha III & partner Jane Lahilahi Kuamo'o-Young, the youngest daughter of Ka'oana'-eha Mary Kuamo'o-Young & John "Olohana" Young.
Today, many personal effects of my g-g-grandfather Kaiwi-kuamo'o-kekuaokalani(k)have been located including his great feathered cloak he wore into the Battle of Kuamo'o & died in defending the laws, religion, customs & traditions of his father, Ke Ali'i Paiea.The "Kealoha Ohana" of the Big Island of Hawaii were the hereditary "Kahu" or Custodians to the "Kahuna Prince" & his Kuamo'o Ohana of Hawaii.
I hope info is helpful to you...
William Afong Kaipo Kuamo'o