This is a conversation that has been discussed over and over and one that we have featured here on Disruptarian several times.
One of the foremost experts on this topic is Dr. Kenneth Conklin, and a lot of the information that has been presented on Disruptarian, has been borrowed from sources that Dr. Conklin has made available.
So for context, please reference: https://historymystery.kenconklin.org/
On the opposite side of this argument is Dr. David Sai, who is (like Dr. Conklin) a professor of Hawaiian Studies. Dr. Sai has argued this case at the Hague at the International Chamber of Commerce. His has was dismissed and ruled as “unable to be submitted for arbitration”, however Dr. Sai uses his experience with this chamber of commerce as proof of the existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and also proof that the overthrow was not legitimized.
This is a critique that Ryan Thompson of Disruptarian made of Dr. Sai’s presentation on the case for what he calls “an illegal overthrow”.
For more information on this article was written in December of 2018 at Disruptarian by Ryan Thompson.