Easter Island : Historical Analysis

1308 Words Dec 17th, 2015 6 Pages
Easter Island, a mysterious and intriguing land lies on Chilean territory in the South Pacific ocean. The Polynesian people discovered an island that can allow researchers and linguistics to dive in and dig up remains and stories of the past. Easter Island is an isolated historical place that boomed in population and thrived in culture. The name Easter Island was born from the first European, Jacob Roggeveen, to arrive on Easter Sunday in the year 1722. The islander’s culture left a legacy that was important enough to get into the history books and minds of many. Easter Island is commonly known for the home of giant Moai stones that tourists today visit in awe. Few people understand the history of the Polynesian settlers that created many theories and conclusions about the beginning and end of the society. Easter Island’s environmentally enriched location created a question that historical analysis ponder: why did Easter Island Collapse?
In order to have a failed society, there has to be a beginning. It is said that the first people to arrive on the island were the Polynesian, or Rapa Nui, in AD 400. The reason for people to walk this land is because they were in search of new kingdom to settle on or even to escape warfare. The Rapa Nui form of transportation was two large canoes that held up to forty people. The forty people were of extended family members that broke off into clans. The clans each had their own huts that scattered across the island. The center of the island…
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