Lesidi was a settlement on Hoamoal (Western Seram), a clove-producing area ruler by the kimelaha, the political leader of the peninsula, with whom the VOC was regularly in conflict. Like Kambelo slightly to its south, Lesidi had the reputation of selling its cloves to traders from Makassar and Java, which regularly brought it into conflict with the VOC. At the end of the Great Ambon War (1651-1656), the entire peninsula was depopulated, and its inhabitants forced to resettle.