PBS Hawai‘i & The Center for Biographical Research
Date of Publication: 2004
Running Time: 57 minutes
A formidable presence in 19th-century Hawai‘i, Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani was a popular and strong force who resisted the kingdom's drift toward annexation. Ruth Ke‘elikōlani inherited and managed vast land holdings throughout the islands, which she bequeathed to Bernice Pauahi Bishop.