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Puukohola Heiau

Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
County of Hawaii.
0.9 miles of Kawaihae, South Kahala District
National Register Number: 66000105
Resource type: District.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: HI-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: National Historic Site.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
At this ancient heiau, in the summer of 1791, King Kamehameha the Great sacrificed Keoua, his chief rival for the kingship of the Hawaiian Islands. This event led to the unification of the Hawaiian Islands as a single kingdom under the rule of Kamehameha I.


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