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  1. 1921
    Congress sets aside land for Native Hawaiian homesteading
    In the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, the U.S. Congress recognizes Native Hawaiian fishing rights. The ...
  2. 1922
    Report identifies Native Hawaiian medicinal plants
    D. M. Kaaiakmanu and J. K. Akina, employees of the the Board of Health for the Territory of Hawai‘i, ...
  3. 1923
    Tuberculosis identical among patients of different races
    The National Tuberculosis Association issues a paper stating that “tuberculosis attacks without racial ...
  4. 1926
    Funding to improve newborn survival reaches Hawai‘i
    The U.S. Congress expands the 1921 Maternity and Infancy Act to include the Territory of Hawai‘i. The ...
  5. 1930
    Hawaiian Bureau of Public Health Nursing established
    Hawai‘i establishes the Bureau of Public Health Nursing. ... Medicine Ways ... Hawai‘i
  6. 1930s
    Heart disease, cancer replace infectious diseases as leading causes of death in Hawai‘i
    Heart disease and cancer begin to replace tuberculosis, pneumonia, and gastrointestinal illnesses as ...
  7. 1930
    The O‘ahu Insane Asylum closes
    The O‘ahu Insane Asylum, opened by King Kamehameha IV in 1866 on the Iolani Palace grounds in Honolulu, ...
  8. 1936
    Measles strikes Hawaiian Islands again
    Historically, measles devastated the Native Hawaiian population, reducing it from 300,000 in 1778, to ...
  9. 1939
    Hawaiian Bureau of Mental Hygiene is established
    Acting on a study funded by the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, the territorial legislature of Hawai‘i ...
  10. 1941–45
    American Indian war effort in World War II is remarkable
    American Indians have the war’s highest rate of voluntary enlistment in the military. Of 350,000 American ...
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