Samoan Civil War 1880-1881

[ 1880 - 1881 ]

Desultory tribal warfare had long occurred on Samoa, an archipelago in the south-centrl Pacific, where the United States, Germany, and Britain all signed treaties that gave them commercial and other rights (1878-79). In 1880, the three foreign powers agreed to recognize Malietoe Talavou (d. 1880) as Samoa's king, whose death later that year brought civil war between contentious groups seeking power. About eight months later, Malietoe Laupepa (d. 1898) secured the throne with the foreign powers' recognition.

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