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The Moʻolelo of King Kalākaua

by Caitlin Poe

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The Moʻolelo of King Kalākaua
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King David Kalākaua was born on November 16th,1836 on the island of Oʻahu. Kalākaua was the last Hawaiian king who ruled over Hawaiʻi. He is the older brother of Queen Liliʻuokalani.
King Kalākaua loved to learn about new things. He loved to read, write, play Hawaiian music, and kilo his surroundings using his lonoa maka and lonoa pepeiao. King Kalākaua traveled to different islands and places around the world so he could learn about new things.
King Kalākaua traveled to New York City and met a man named Thomas Edison who created electricity. He used his lonoa maka to kilo the electric lights and decided he wanted to bring it back to Hawaii. The Iolani palace where Kalakaua and Liliuokalani lived, was the first place to have electricity. The iolani palace had electricity before the White House and Hawaiʻi had electricity before most of the world.
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