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Smithsonian exhibit spotlights Hawaiian sovereignty movement

  • RDK HERMAN/NMAI

    A coat of arms from the kingdom of Hawaii is on loan to the Smithsonian from Bishop Museum.

  • HAWAI‘I STATE ARCHIVES

    Bluejackets of the USS Boston occupy the Arlington Hotel grounds during the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani in 1893.

  • COURTESY RDK HERMAN/NMAI

    A facsimile of the 19th-century “Kue” petition signed by thousands of Native Hawaiians is on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Above, a coat of arms from the kingdom of Hawaii is on loan to the Smithsonian from Bishop Museum.

  • Photo by J.J. Williams

    Front lanai of Iolani Palace, with attendants holding kahili, 1891-‘93.

Last month’s opening of “E Mau ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation” at the National Museum of the American Indian was the culmination of more than five years of research and development by a geographer at the Smithsonian Institution with Hawaii ties. Read more

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