Kamehameha I’s Feather Cloak Destroyed by 1900 Chinatown Fire

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
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1901-10-16/ed-1/seq-11/

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