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On This Day in 1987: Hawaiians Occupy Empty Makapu’u Houses

by Nation of Hawaii • June 13, 2019

On June 13, 1987, Pu’uhonua Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele led his extended family in the reclamation and occupation of their family lands at Makapu’u point, kicking off the movement that established the Independent and Sovereign Nation of Hawai’i.