Pocket Guide to the Battle of Nuuanu, A
Toward the end of April 1795, a great battle was fought on the Island of O‘ahu between the forces of Kalaniküpule and Kamehameha. Named for the storied valley in which combined O‘ahu and allied forces made a valiant last stand against an invading army from Hawai‘i, the battle of
Nu‘uanu was unquestionably a formative event in the history of these islands. No less, perhaps, in the historical development of this nation. If Nu‘uanu had not turned out as it did, Hawai‘i might never have been brought into permanent union and the archipelago advanced along very different lines.
While urban sprawl encroaches much of the wider battlefield, after two
hundred years it is still possible to walk the ground to a surprising degree
and to watch the battle unfold in your mind’s eye—to see more or less as
Kamehameha and Kalanikupule did.
This convenient and profusely illustrated pocket guide to the O‘ahu
battlefield includes maps, historical and contemporary photographs, suggested
ISBN Hard Cover:
ISBN Soft Cover: 1-56647-922-3