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Prince Kūhiō Park / Ho‘ai Heiau

Born on March 26, 1871 Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole was prince of the reigning House of Kalākaua when the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown in 1893.

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Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole, last royal heir to the Hawaiian throne, Delegate to Congress for ten consecutive terms and tireless worker for native Hawaiian rights, was born along the Poʻipū coast at Kukui‘ula and grew up in Koloa.

Kūhiō was o?en called Ke Ali‘i Maka‘āinana (Prince of People) and is well known for his efforts to preserve and strengthen the Hawaiian people. While a delegate of Congress, he spearheaded the effort in the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act that provides lands for na?ve Hawaiians. Prince Kūhiō was also restored the Royal Order of Kamehameha I and established the Hawaiian Civic Club.

The foundation of his royal home and fishpond is part of Kūhiō Park. The Ho‘ai Heiau is also located here toward the back, left side. Prince Kūhiō Park is more like a shrine, it’s a serene tribute to Kaua‘i’s past.