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Meet Amazing Americans 领袖与政治人物 卡米哈米哈一世 (King Kamehameha I)
Hawaiian chief Kaneena

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几年后,阿拉沛国王发现有人救了那个小孩,因此他特准年轻的卡米哈米哈回到宫中。到了1780年代,卡米哈米哈已经是一位重要的首领了。他身任副官,听命于他的叔叔卡拉尼欧普巫国王 (King Kalaniopuu) ,后者死于1782年。当时,夏威夷岛(今天的夏威夷州群岛中最大的一个岛)分裂成两部分,一部分听命于卡米哈米哈,而另一部分听命于卡拉尼欧普巫国王的儿子奇瓦拉欧 (Kiwalao) 。两方开战后,卡米哈米哈胜出,而奇瓦拉欧则被杀身亡。


After a few years, King Alapai found out that the child had been saved and he allowed the young Kamehameha to return to court. By the 1780s, Kamehameha was an important chief. He served as an aide to his uncle, King Kalaniopuu, who died in 1782. At the time, the island of Hawaii (the largest of the islands that make up the state of Hawaii today) was divided between Kamehameha and King Kalaniopuu's son, Kiwalao. War broke out between supporters of the two men, and Kiwalao was killed. Kamehameha was victorious.

Kamehameha also won wars on the other Hawaiian islands, and by 1810, he had united all of the islands. Two of his sons succeeded him after his death in 1819. These sons became Kamehameha II and Kamehameha III.

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