Kamehameha I’s Feather Cloak Destroyed by 1900 Chinatown Fire
Posted: August 11, 2016 Filed under: Teasers
A descendant of Kamehameha I lost his feather cloak in the Chinatown Fire of 1900. Solomon Lehuanui Kalaniomaiheuila Peleioholani went to court to claim compensation. The fire also destroyed other family heirlooms: feather wreaths, calabashes, and gold necklaces and earrings.
Read more about it in “Garments of Kings.”
“Garment of Kings: Priceless Oo Cloak Destroyed by Fire”
Pacific commercial advertiser, Oct. 16, 1901, P. 11