When the flag of the Hawaiian people came down in 1898, there was an amazing wailing. The Hawaiian people had done everything in their power not to be annexed by the United States.
The first white Americans to settle in the Islands arrived in the 1820s.
Though an estimated 300,000 natives lived in Hawai'i when Captain James Cook landed in 1778, that population had dwindled to just 30,000 by 1900.
The suspects — two Native Hawaiians, two Japanese, and one Chinese-Hawaiian — would become known as the "Ala Moana boys."