"It is estimated that, at the time of the arrival of Cook, there may have been more than 800,000 people here, perhaps as many as one million. Well, that population underwent a rapid decline. So that, about a hundred years later, 1893, at the time of the illegal armed invasion of our homeland by American naval forces, the total population, indigenous Kanaka Maoli population, was down to 40,000. That's over 95% reduction in our population. A holocaust, by any definition."
- History of Health to 1893, by Kekuni Blaisdell