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Unformatted text preview: Hawaiian Families 10/5/06 Dr. Onaga History of the Islands Hawaiian legends is that the island were born of the gods Papa and Wakea. These same gods gave birth to the taro plant, sourse of Hawaiian staple food called poi, and then the first Hawaiian. In Hawaiian tradition, the land, the people and their food are all siblings in one harmonious family. Hawaiians began to sustain contact with the new international world with the arrival of the British Captain James Cook in 1778. The chief Kamehameha united the Hawaiian Islands into a single political unit and established an internationally recognized monarchy. For over a century when most of the non Western world was being colonized by European and American powers, the kingdom of Hawaii existed as an independent country with its own monarchy, all of which was conducted in the...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08