Native social capital: The case of Hawaiian sovereignty and Ka Lahui Hawaii

  • Haunani-Kay Trask


On January 17, 1993, over 15,000 Hawaiians and their supporters marched through Honolulu to the palace of their ancient chiefs to commemorate and protest the American overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom a century earlier. Solemn and traditional, the chanting throng included infants and great-grandparents, Natives and non-Natives, politicians, curious tourists, and dozens of news reporters from the United States and the Pacific Rim. By most reckonings, the ‘sovereignty’ march was the largest of its kind in modern Hawaiian history (Honolulu Advertiser, January 18, 1993; Honolulu Star-Bulletin, January 18, 1993).


Social Capital Native People Trust Land Constitutional Convention American Military 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haunani-Kay Trask
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  1. 1.Hawaiian StudiesUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaUSA

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