Queen Lili‘uokalani Deposed

photo of LiliuokalaniOn 17 January 1893, the self-appointed Committee of Safety, comprised mostly of business interests, seized control of the government building in Hawaii and was recognized by U.S. Minister John Stevens as the de facto government of the islands. Queen Lili‘uokalani was thus deposed. Image: Photograph of Liliuokalani taken in 1891 at the beginning of her reign at Iolani Palace (source: University of California Libraries). This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.


Stephen Hancock, “On the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy, 1893″

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17 Jan 1893

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