Kaʻahumanu and the Missionaries
Kaʻahumanu was born about the year 1768, near Hāna, Maui. Her siblings include Governor John Adams Kuakini of Hawaiʻi Island, Queen Kalākua Kaheiheimālie (another wife of Kamehameha I) and Governor George Cox Keʻeaumoku II of Maui. Kaʻahumanu was one of the most powerful people in the Islands at the time of the arrival of the missionaries.
She declared determination to “adhere to the instructions of the missionaries, to attend to learning, observe the Sabbath, Worship God, and obey his law, and have all their people instructed.” She was admitted to the church in 1825. She died June 5, 1832.