Effects of the Coup d'État - The Queen's Struggle for Restitution
- The Coup d'État of January 17, 1893
- Queen Lili‘uokalani
- Stamps of the Hawaiian Kingdom
- The Queen's Diary
- Sanford B. Dole (center) transferring Hawai‘i to U.S. annexation
- U.S. Commissioner J.H. Blount
- Ke Aloha o ka Haku
- Queen's Prayer
- Princess Ka‘iulani
- Raising American Flag at U.S. Annexation Ceremony
- Dignitaries on Platform
- 1903 Diary of Queen Lili‘uokalani
- Transcript of Queen Lili`uokalani's 1898 Diary
- Letter from J. O. Carter to Queen Lili`uokalani
- Behind It All
- Letter from Queen Lili‘uokalani to Princess Kalaniana‘ole
- Queen's Prayer performed by the Bishop Memorial Singers
- 1898 Diary of Queen Lili‘uokalani
- Aloha ‘oe
- Hui Aloha ‘Āina
- "The Hawaiian Situation Explained"
- "Two Souls With But A Single Thought"
Following the Coup d'État of 1893 and the formation of the Provisional Government, Queen Lili‘uokalani embarked on a quest for political and moral restitution. She asked the United States of America to recognize the illegality of the Coup d'État and to reinstate the Kingdom of Hawai‘i as a sovereign nation under her authority. Though she faced overwhelming challenges, Queen Lili‘uokalani was diligent in her quest.
In 1894 the Provisional Government created the Republic of Hawai‘i and actively pushed for the annexation of Hawai‘i to the United States of America. Queen Lili‘uokalani’s quest for restitution and her supporters stood in the way. In 1895, after an uprising against the Republic of Hawai‘i, Queen Lili‘uokalani was arrested, brought to trial, and imprisoned. Even with these difficulties, she continued to fight the injustices done to her Kingdom and people.
Despite Queen Lili‘uokalani's struggles, on July 7, 1898 the Republic of Hawai‘i was annexed to the United States of America. A few months prior, Queen Lili‘uokalani wrote this poignant message to her people in her 1898 diary: