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Today, all tribes tell stories of their origins. There are as many creation stories as there are tribes, ...
Contemporary Native peoples from many nations teach that they originated in their traditional lands. ...
Marquesan Islanders sail north to Hawai‘i
People from the Marquesas Islands arrive in the Hawaiian Islands and settle there but continue to sail ...
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 ...
Tahitians control trade routes
Tahitians, sailing double-hulled canoes, take over the oceanic trade routes between Hawai‘i and Tahiti.
The first Hawaiian monarch is born
Kamehameha is born to Chief Keouakupuapaikalaninui and Chiefess Keku‘iapoiwa. In 1810 he will become ...
Famine devastates the Hawaiian islanders of Maui
Maui Natives suffer from drought and famine. No rain falls from October 1806 to April 1807. Plants, ...
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 ...
Cattle ranching comes to the Big Island of Hawai‘i
John Parker, who had jumped ship as a young sailor a few years earlier, finds favor with King Kamehameha. ...
Hawaiian queen lifts kapu, or taboos
Before the arrival of Europeans in the 18th century, an extensive system of taboos, or kapu , regulates ...