1993: President Clinton apologizes for 1893 overthrow of Hawaiian monarchy
President Bill Clinton signs legislation apologizing for the U.S. role in the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. The apology, meant as a means of reconciliation with Native Hawaiians, acknowledges the historic significance of the event—but the apology does not provide federal recognition to Native Hawaiians as other federal laws provide to American Indian tribes.
- Federal-Tribal Relations
Courtesy William J. Clinton Presidential Library