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Kamaka Stillman
Kamaka Stillman by Alonzo Gartley (Bishop Museum SP 90740).jpg
Born(1823-01-01)January 1, 1823
Hawaii (island)
DiedJuly 25, 1924(1924-07-25) (aged 101)
Honolulu, Oahu
SpouseHenry Martyn Stillman
IssueRose Kapuakomela McInerny
Oliver Kawailahaole Stillman
Charles Keonaona Stillman
Jennie Kapahukalaunu Smythe
Helen Anianiku Cushingham

Ke Aliʻi Kamaka Oukamakaokawaukeoiopiopio Stillman (1833–1924) was an aliʻi (hereditary noble) of the Kingdom of Hawaii [1] as well a prominent figure after its overthrow through equestrianism as a Paʻu rider in the Kamehameha Day celebrations [2] [3] as well as an acknowledged authority on Hawaiian genealogy and oral chants. [4] She is descended from Kahaopuolani, the aliʻi wahine (noble mother) who had hidden Kamehameha I as a baby and raised him for years in Kohala, Hawaiʻi along with his brother and her own children. [5] Stillman published a response to a 1911, Hawaiian Newspaper account of the birth of Kamehameha the Great, correcting information from the oral traditions handed down within the Kahala family. [6]


Kamaka is a great granddaughter of Kaukane (w) who was the daughter of Ke Aliʻi Kahaopuolani, the caretaker of the infant Kamehameha I. [6] She was the mother of Jane "Jennie" Smythe [7] who served as a Lady in Waiting for Queen Emma. [3] She was a part of every royal funeral cortege since she was a very young girl. [8] The Stillman family, a wealthy banking family from New York lived in a large house on School Street, facing Stillman Lane. [9] Henry Stillman was the son of Levi Stillman and his second wife Magaret Chapin. [10] Kamaka married Stillman in 1860. [11]

Henry and Kamaka had five children, Rose Kapuakomela, [12] Oliver Kawailahaole Stillman born February 8, 1861, Helen Anianku Stillman born September 3, 1862, Charles Keonaona Stillman born June 1864 and Jane Kapakukalauna Stillman born January 19, 1869. [13]


  1. ^ Charmian London; Jack London (1923). The New Hawaii. Mills & Boon, limited. p.  115.
  2. ^ The Planter and Sugar Manufacturer. 1906. p. 365.
  3. ^ a b Taylor, Albert Pierce (1922). Under Hawaiian Skies: A Narrative of the Romance, Adventure and History of the Hawaiian Islands. Honolulu: Advertiser Publishing Company, Ltd. p.  321. OCLC  479709.
  4. ^ Edward Joesting (1983). Tides of Commerce. First Hawaiian. p. 44.
  5. ^ Paradise of the Pacific. 1906. p. 19.
  6. ^ a b Hawaiian Historical Society (1904). Annual Report of the Hawaiian Historical Society. The Society. pp. 6–8.
  7. ^ George S. Kanahele (1 January 1999). Emma: Hawaiʻiʾs Remarkable Queen : a Biography. Queen Emma Foundation. p. 391. ISBN  978-0-8248-2234-7.
  8. ^ Lori Kamae (June 1980). The Empty Throne. Topgallant Pub. Co. p. 20. ISBN  978-0-914916-44-4.
  9. ^ John Dominis Holt (1993). Recollections: memoirs of John Dominis Holt, 1919–1935. Ku Paʻa. p. 70. ISBN  9780681027831.
  10. ^ Francis Duane Stillman (1989). The Stillman family: descendants of Mr. George Stillman of Wethersfield, Connecticut and Dr. George Stillman of Westerly, Rhode Island. F.D. Stillman. p.  1844.
  11. ^ Shirley Hune (1 August 2003). Asian/Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology. NYU Press. p. 32. ISBN  978-0-8147-3632-6.
  12. ^ He Hooponopono Moo Kuauhau Ke Au Hou, Buke 2, Helu 23, Aoao 19. Iune 7, 1911
  13. ^ "Children of Henry Martyn Stillman". Stillman Genealogy home page. Retrieved 6 July 2015.