O luna, o lalo; o uka, o kai; o ka palaoa pae, no kea li‘i ia.
“Above, below; the upland, the lowland; the whale that washes ashore — all belong to the chief.”
The chief owned everything in the land he ruled. Ivory obtained from the teeth of whales that washed ashore was very valuable.
Source: ‘Olele No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui