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  1. Antiquity
    Today, all tribes tell stories of their origins. There are as many creation stories as there are tribes, ...
  2. 40,000–10,000 BC
    Contemporary Native peoples from many nations teach that they originated in their traditional lands. ...
  3. AD 400
    Marquesan Islanders sail north to Hawai‘i
    People from the Marquesas Islands arrive in the Hawaiian Islands and settle there but continue to sail ...
  4. AD 1200
    Tahitian settlers in Hawai‘i set up social classes
    Led by chief-priest Pa‘ao, Tahitian settlers in the Hawaiian Islands set up a stratified society of ...
  5. AD 1400
    Tahitians control trade routes
    Tahitians, sailing double-hulled canoes, take over the oceanic trade routes between Hawai‘i and Tahiti.
  6. 1758
    The first Hawaiian monarch is born
    Kamehameha is born to Chief Keouakupuapaikalaninui and Chiefess Keku‘iapoiwa. In 1810 he will become ...
  7. 1779
    Future Hawaiian king meets British explorer
    Kamehameha, the 25-year-old future monarch of Hawai‘i and nephew of King Kalani‘opu‘u of the Big Island ...
  8. 1804
    Epidemic strikes Kamehameha’s warriors on O‘ahu
    As King Kamehameha prepares to attack the island of Kaua‘i from his base on O‘ahu to expand his influence ...
  9. 1806–07
    Famine devastates the Hawaiian islanders of Maui
    Maui Natives suffer from drought and famine. No rain falls from October 1806 to April 1807. Plants, ...
  10. 1810
    Kamehameha I unifies the Hawaiian Islands
    King Kamehameha I, also known as Kamehameha the Great, is the nephew of Kalani‘opu‘u, the former king ...
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