American Masters

Queen Lili‘uokalani - The First and Last Queen of Hawai‘i

Clip: 07/01/2020 | 12m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

Queen Lili‘uokalani (1838-1917) was the first sovereign queen, and the last monarch of Hawai‘i, who assumed the throne in the midst of a government takeover by American business owners supported by the U.S. military. After being deposed and placed under house arrest, she fought to preserve native Hawaiian rights and traditions.

Aired: 07/01/20

Rating: NR

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