Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site


Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
62-3601 Kawaihae Rd.
Kawaihae, HI 96743
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The temple was constructed to incur the favor of the war god Kuka’ilimoku. Built between 1790-91 by Kamehameha I (also known as Kamehameha the Great), together with chiefs, commoners, men, women and children. As British sailor John Young looked on, the temple was built and dedicated, a chief rival was sacrificed, and the war god Ku was pleased.

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