Papa Kuhikuhi (Kaläkaua's Coronation Program)
- This document is a listing of the hula and chants performed for Kaläkaua's Coronation in February 1883. Many of the chants listed were written in his honor for the occasion and therefore were Hula Ali`i or Mele Ali`i. Consult document for details.
Unwritten Literature of Hawai`i (Emerson)
- Chapter IV "Support and Organization of the Hula" notes that mele inoa could not contain any ill words or the composer would suffer a terrible fate. Chapter XV "The Hula Kalaau" contains a name chant for Kaläkaua (first line: O Kaläkaua, he inoa).
Hawaiian Dictionary (Puku`i/Elbert)
- Definition of "ali`i" includes "Chief, chiefess, officer, ruler, monarch, peer, headman, noble, aristocrat, king, queen, commander."
Hula: Historical Perspectives (Barrere/Puku`i/Kelly)
- Page 13 discusses Hula Ali`i. Page 73 has a comment on the creation of mele ali`i. Pages 26-55 of Chapter "Historical Accounts of the 19th Century" offer glimpses into societal attitudes toward hula from ali`i, commoner, and foreign perspectives.
Sacred Hula: The Historical Hula `Äla`apapa (Stillman)
- Page 31 begins discussion of chants for chiefs in the Kamehameha line. Page 42 gives the names of chants dedicated to Kaläkaua, Lili`uokalani, Likelike, Leleiohoku, and Pauahi.
Nä Mele Hula volume 1 (Beamer)
- Volume 1 has a section on Hula Ali`i, including chants for Lili`uokalani, Lunalilo, Kühiö Kalaniana`ole, Likelike, and Kaläkaua. Chant words with English translation, personal comment, and Beamer's chant melodies are provided with each.
Hula Pahu volume 1 (Kaeppler)
- Volume 1 contains many references to mele inoa (name chants) for ali`i, including ones dedicated to Kamehameha I, Emma, Kaläkaua, and Kapi`olani. Look under "mele inoa" in the index for the pages on which the chant details can be found.
Hula Pahu volume 2 (Tatar)
- Volume 2 contains many references to mele inoa (name chants) for ali`i, including ones dedicated to Kauikeaouli, Kaläkaua, Emma, and Kihapi`ilani. Look under "mele inoa" in the index for the pages on which the chant details can be found.
Nä Mele Hula volume 2 (Beamer)
- Volume 2 has a section on Hula Ali`i, including chants for Manono, Emma, Kaläkaua, Kapi`olani, Kühiö Kalaniana`ole, Lili`uokalani, Lunalilo, and Kaho`änokü. Chant words with English translation and personal comments are provided with each.