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Opukahaialocked

(1792–17 February 1818)
  • Barbara Bennett Peterson

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Opukahaia (1792–17 February 1818), Hawaiian student and first Hawaiian convert to Christianity, , known as Henry Obookiah, was raised at Kealakekua Bay on the island of Hawaii. His mother was Kamohoula; his father’s name is unknown. About 1802, during the wars of Kamehameha the Great...

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