ʻAukake 6: No ka Hāʻawi ʻana i nā Kuleana ʻĀina Alodio i nā Makaʻāinana

August 6, 1850: Granting to the Common People Allodial Titles

The Kuleana Act of August 6, 1850 is a foundational law relating to native tenant rights. It authorized the Land Commission to award fee-simple title to native tenants for their own plots of land or kuleana parcels. A kuleana parcel could originate from lands of the king, government, or chiefs. A portion of this law and a short transcription may be found below:

Available in Statutes, He Kanawai Hoopai Karaima, 1850.

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