Kaomi was the half Hawaiian, half Tahitian, aikāne partner of King Kamehameha III, who named the young man the "engrafted king" ( Ke-lii-kui) of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The period would be called "The time of Kaomi". He held this position for a small period before being removed due to pressure from the Calvinist Church in 19th century Hawaii. Originally, Kaomi was a Protestant minister in the Royal Court of Kaʻahumanu, but he left the ministry when he began his relationship with the King. After the death of Kaʻahumanu, Kamehameha III would name Kīnaʻu as the next Kuhina Nui. The Christian community would blame Kaomi for many of the vices during this period.