T-Shirt - Aloha ʻOe - White
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On January 17, 1893, the people of Hawaiʻi had their nation overthrown by a small group of businessmen, most of whom were American citizens or Kingdom subjects with foreign ties. Their plan: force out the Queen, paper the Hawaiian Kingdom out of existence, and hand the islands over to the U.S.
But for the next five years, the people of Hawaiʻi rebelled. They formed political groups, waged a massive petition drive, wrote protest songs, and, for a moment, successfully convinced Washington to reject annexation. These Hawaiians called themselves aloha ʻāina, people who loved, and were loyal to, the land.
In 1895, Queen Liliʻuokalani was convicted of aiding the resistance and imprisoned in a bedroom of the ʻIolani Palace for 8 months. It's said that during this time, she revisited a mele she had written years earlier, Aloha ʻOe (Farewell to Thee), and in the wake of the overthrow, this goodbye song became a lament for a lost country.
- Graphic features the ʻIolani Palace on the front and the Hawaiian and English lyrics to Aloha ʻOe on the back
- 100% cotton
*Please note, we used a conventional blank t-shirt for this release.