In 1898 the Hawaiian islands became part of the United States even though the hawaiian people were against it. They liked the way it was. They loved their Queen and the royal family. They fought to protect the monarchy and their home. Many died fighting and many were put in jail. The Queen's palace was taken and she was arrested. It is a shame what they did with the hawaiian nation after they were received with open arms and treated as the same as hawaiians. In my opinion It was like these: "I stay in your house and I like it very much. I tell you that I like your house and I would like to have it and you don't have a choice. You give me your house or you go to jail." The hawaiians were prohibited to do their dancing, their luaus and from speak their own language, their culture were taken from them and anybody who tried to confront the new law would go to jail or pay with their own life. Many hawaiians forgot about important traditions, but many would confront the law and kept their heritage a live. Thanks to those brave people the hawaiian culture survived and today it is stronger than ever. The hawaiian culture is so rich and so beautiful! I am deep in love with Hawaiians.
Photos of Queen Liliuokalani. The last Hawaiian Queen.