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Research with Hawaiian Language Sources : Kānāwai

Introduction: Law in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Throughout the 19th century law was published in both ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and in English. The texts and resources on this page a primarily those from the Hawaiian Kingdom period. 

Search Strategies

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Use these links to see what items have been classified as belonging to a particular subject area by librarians. 

Criminal law--Hawaii.

Civil law--Hawaii. 


Session laws--Hawaii. 

Law reports, digests, etc.--Hawaii. 


Key Word Searches

Searching these phrases will being up a variety of different documents on law in Hawaiʻi.

Hawaii session laws--Kingdom

Law? Kingdom Hawaii

Session Law Hawaii Kingdom


Internet Resources