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Kamehameha the Great is born under the weight of prophecy, and he duly sets about fulfilling his destiny. As the Hawaiian islands navigate early contact with the outside world, Kamehameha harnesses foreign weapons and warrior tradition to conquer the island of Hawaii and unite all of the other islands under his Kingdom of Hawaii.
Thank you to Emma Buratti, from Kaua‘i, for graciously helping me with pronunciations. If the pronunciations are even halfway decent, all the credit is hers!
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