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Unformatted text preview: Polynesians • 3 cultures in islands Polynesian (Central) migrated Asia or Americas Melanesia (West) Satawal (North) • Cook – Polynesian skilled in navigation and sailing • Canoe house – men = social club, school and work shop inside • Rope made from coconut fibers for canoes Coconut outside used for cocking between planks Each plank carved to exact shape • 1976 society of canoe reborn Hookalai’a (modern replica of old canoe) o 17 people; 6 tons of supplies o No map/instruments • Mao has memorized more than 150 star paths in the sky • Today children afraid to learn navigation or are too lazy • Film important because Mao afraid after his generation there will be no more navigators...
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- Spring '11
- Pacific Ocean, Hawaiian Islands, Polynesia, James Cook, sailing Canoe house