Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy

Today in history — January 17, 1893 — With the help of U.S. marines, the “Committee of Safety” overthrew the Hawaiian Monarchy and established the Provisional Government.

The Committee of Safety made up of thirteen Caucasian business and political leaders, and they aimed to convince the United States to annex Hawaii. A grandson of American missionaries, Lorrin A. Thurston led this conspiracy. Another descendent of missionaries, Sanford Ballard Dole served as the presidents of the Provisional Government and the Republic of Hawaii.

Read more about it in “A Provisional Government.”

“A Provisional Government: President Dole and Associates Assume the Leadership”
The Daily bulletin, January 18, 1893, Image 4

8 Comments on “Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy”

  1. emakaululaau says:

    Love reading the provisional news paper.
    It doesn’t tell you 6 months earlier they were in Washington talking to president Harrison plotting the HK overthrow together.
    The heist of 1893 to steal a nation.
    Lies and cover ups for the pass 123 years.

  2. […] These missionaries and many more would go beyond converting the Hawaiian people to the Christian faith: They also developed Hawaiian writing, supplanted Hawaiian practices with their Western practices, and made English Hawaii’s dominant language. And their descendants would greatly influence, if not control, the islands’ economy and government and overthrow the Hawaiian Monarchy. […]

  3. […] Provisional Government sent a delegation to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Four years after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, Maj. Curtis Piʻehu ʻIaukea would wear his Jubilee Medal from Queen Victoria’s jubilee in 1887. […]

  4. […] ARRANT COWARDS. It is refreshing to hear the supporters of the revolutionary Americans accuse the loyal citizens of Hawaii of cowardice. The attitude on the 17th of January of the men, […]

  5. […] also popularized modern baseball in Hawaii. In fact, Allie played baseball with his classmate Lorrin A. Thurston–decades before he led the overthrow of the Hawaiian […]

  6. […] from a trip, Native Hawaiians went to her home, Washington Place, and gave her gifts. Even when Liliuokalani no longer ruled Hawaii, the Native Hawaiians practiced the tradition of Ho‘okupu–giving gifts to the ruler […]

  7. […] years before after the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893, royal heirlooms were sold off. Their whereabouts were unknown, and they included furniture, […]

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