How did Hawaii turn from a fiercely proud warrior-society into a land famous for its aloha spirit? Until 1898 Hawaii was a sovereign nation. A Military History of Sovereign Hawaii provides an overview of Hawaii’s remarkable military history beginning with the classical period and progressing the political turmoil of the 19th century to the annexation of Hawaii by the United States. Topics covered include Hawaii’s warrior roots, religious and cultural influences, weapons, martial arts (lua), tactics and domestic and foreign challenges. A comprehensive history of Hawaii’s warrior and military traditions, the book also contains timelines, over 100 photographs and illustrations and historical documents.

Author: Neil Bernard Dukas