Queen Lili’uokalani


The last ruler of Hawaii, as a teenager.

Her statement of surrender to the U.S. ended:

_’Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of it’s representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the ‘Constitutional Sovereign’ of the Hawaiian Islands.”

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