Portrait of Kaneena, a chief of the Sandwich Islands in the North Pacific



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English: "Portrait of Kaneena, a chief of the Sandwich Islands in the North Pacific" by John Webber. The actual spelling is Kanaina, and he was one of the two chiefs along with Palea (Pareea) who were the first to greet Captain Cook at Kealakekua Bay. Described as fine as "a figure as can be seen. He was about six feet high, had regular and expressive features, with lively dark eyes; his deportment was easy, firm, and graceful." According to Abraham Fornander he is possibly the person who struck the fatal blow that end James Cook's life, he called him Kalanimanokahoowaha. According to another source he was one of the chiefs that died in the fighting.
Date Between 1770 and 1800
Source [1]; Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
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