Kaeden Shim P.2 The Hawaiians believed that their mana couldn’t be created or destroyed, but it could be passed down through heritage. Most of their knowledge came in the form of mo’olelo or stories. They also passed information down through their various chants. We learned that the vocal knowledge of the Hawaiians was very accurate. Through the genealogies people believed that the Hawaiians arrived in 200 AD. In the beginning this was not believed by many scientists because the carbon dating showed it to be much more recent. As the years went on the scientist found things that pointed toward the genealogies being closer to the truth. The carbon dating had shown that the Hawaiians arrived in 300 AD now. Another thing that I learned was that people thought the Hawaiians got lucky on landing in Hawaii. They believed that they had drifted here and really did not really navigate here. People, foreigners, did not believe in the Hawaiian culture and tried to discredit it. Something interesting I learned about the island of
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- Fall '18
- Umi Perkins