This website is the online representation of the video Hawaii's Last Queen. The website provides a summary of the program. The video depicts the events that led to the annexation of Hawaii. Eventually, the Hawaiian queen Lili'uokalani would lose her throne and the Hawaiian people would lost their kingdom. Then eventually Hawaii was recognized as part of the United States in 1898 by President William McKinley. The website also features several images depicting various things, there is a picture of Lili'uokalani herself, a picture of United States Marines and there gatling guns, and several other pictures of Hawaiian royalty. Additionally, the website features a timeline of events, it starts with the birth of Lili'uokalani and ends with her death
Before reading this article it never occurred to me that Hawaii wasn’t always a part of the United States. Hawaii was always just one of those locations I knew existed, but seemed a lot like a fantasy. After reading this document, my eyes were opened to how this land was stripped away from the natives that once called it home. This theft of land all began when Captain James Cook first arrived on the island on January 19, 1778.
Close your eyes and imagine this: an immense ocean, stretching far and wide, and when you look down, nothing but deep blue. Now imagine looking out into the sky, and seeing the faint outline of land rising in the horizon. These are the Hawaiian Islands. As you get closer, it looks like you’re seeing dark heads poking out of the water. As you arrive even closer so that the individual fronds of the palm trees are visible, you realize that they are actually dark heads popping out of the water. For a second, you almost believe that they could be mermaids, but in fact, it turns out that they are the women of Hawaii coming out to welcome you with song! Welcome to Liliuokalani’s world.
Out of the six islands that make up Hawaii, the island of Oahu is the third largest and second oldest. Oahu is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and plate at a latitude and longitude of 21.4389° N, 158.0001° W (Wikipedia, 2016). The island was created from the pacific plate hot spot, a still active intrusion of magma. A hot spot is a geological feature where hot magma from the inside of the earth leaks out onto the Earth’s crust through cracks in the lithosphere. Once the ejected magma hardens it adds to the surface of the Earth, increasing the land elevation in the area surrounding the hot spot. Over millions of years, the collected cooled magma breaks the surface of the ocean, forming a small island. The islands of Hawaii were all formed from the same hot spot in the center of the pacific. The pacific plate moves in the Northwest direction relative to the North American plate due to typical plate tectonics. While this occurs, the hot spot in the pacific remains in the same place ejecting magma on to the Earth’s surface. The movement of the plate has
Today was a day that I couldn’t describe. I woke up with a shiver, but that was just because of the mice that were examining me with great interest. My crew and I came to Hawaii to repair our damaged ships and to take a break from the back breaking work of hunting for whales, but we were thrown into jail for trying to set fire to the town. I was allowed to leave jail one
Their work ethic took time and required patience. According to the book, Hawaiian History, the natives would work together to prosper throughout time. It took years to finish a project like a fishpond. In the book Hawaiian fishponds, “Ten natives from each Ahupua’a stood in a line to carry lava rocks from the North shore to the South-East shore”(Summers 34). There were hundreds of thousands of rocks that the Hawaiians had to carry over, but it was all for the fishponds. Fishponds were the source of life to the Hawaiians. The work ethic instilled into the fishponds shows that the Hawaiians are patient, humble, and hard working. To keep a fishpond running, it takes years upon years, takes humility to provide good mana for your fishpond and hard work to protect the
Historical Information. Hawaiians, otherwise known as Native Hawaiians, are descendent of the Polynesians ethnic group and the indigenous people of the Hawaiian Islands. The Polynesians that traveled from the Marquesas Islands began populating the South Pacific islands as far back as 1100 BCE (Winters and Schwartz 318). Pre-Haole, or Pre-Colonial, Hawaiian culture and society revolved around the land, sea and community (Trask 4). The Hawaiian culture formed within a social structure that driven by the reciprocity between the physical and spiritual elements of family and the ‘ohana (family) bonded by ‘aloha (Trask 4). The ‘ohana is a concept that places emphasis on families are bound together and members must cooperate, respect and remember one another, this concept is the
As an Asian-Hawaiian child growing up in Hawaii, I was brought up with a lifestyle that mixed traditions from Hawaii and the Orient. Looking back into my childhood, I noticed that a lot of customs from my Japanese culture were more prominent in the mixture of conventions I was taught to practice in life. Celebrating holidays like “Hina Matsuri”(Girl’s Day), wearing traditional Japanese clothing like “Kimono”, and not being able to wear my slippers or shoes in the house, or else I would risk getting two left hooks to my ribs from grandma, are just some of the aspects of tradition that were incorporated into my life. Today, these customs are deeply rooted and have contributed
There are still debates about the origins of Polynesian culture, but one thing we can ensure is that Polynesia is not a single tribe but a complex one. Polynesians which includes Marquesans, Samoans, Niueans, Tongans, Cook Islanders, Hawaiians, Tahitians, and Māori, are genetically linked to indigenous peoples of parts of Southeast Asia. It’s a sub-region of Oceania, comprising of a large grouping of over 1 ,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean, within a triangle that has New Zealand, Hawaii and Easter Island as its corners. People who live in these islands are regarded as Polynesians for their similar traits in language, customs, society and culture.
The lagoon was of great signiﬁcance to the indigenous ‘saltwater people’ of the Guringai, who relied on the abundant food sources of the area and had strong connections to the coast, ﬂora and fauna.
Growing up somewhere as beautiful as Maui has taught me the important values that define who I am today. One place specifically enlightened me of the value that I strive to fulfill each day, which is to live in the moment and appreciate where I am . Prior to this experience I lived in fear of the unknown future that was out of my control.
Hanauma Bay is a wonderful natural embayment which is located in Hawaii Kai. Coral began growing over 5000 years ago. It was originally known to be the best fishing spot for the Hawaiian royalty ali’i. The bay was also used by King Kamehameha V, who used it often for fishing purposes. The Queen, would also visit the site for a whole month from time to time, and was entertained by Hula dancers, and sporting games which took place there. Legends were also told about the bay, whereby they were used to mould the culture of the people of Hawaii. For instance, we were told of an ancient story which was told about a girl known as Keohinani who asked the gods to turn her into a mountain in order for peace to prevail, after two men were asked to fight, whereby the winner would marry her. In
Jane Desmond’s “Let’s Lū`au,” a chapter in her book Staging Tourism: Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World, discusses the development of the “destination image,” the staged attempts to give visitors a sense of Hawaiian culture, as well as contrasts between dancing hula for a performance and as a lifestyle. She claims that visual preconceptions of Hawai`i, along with the environment that is staged for the tourist, has created and perpetuated the concept of “soft primitivism,” a way of describing the gentleness and innocence of the Hawaiian locals. Similarly, Mimi Sheller’s “Natural Hedonism: The Invention of Caribbean Islands as Tropical Playgrounds,” a chapter in her book Beyond the Blood, the Beach, and the Banana, discusses how the Caribbean has been romanticized through the naturalization of the native islanders. She argues that touristic desire for hedonism and the preconceived notions about Caribbean Islanders are rooted in the colonization of the land, as well as descriptions that originate from European literature and art. While Desmond briefly hints at history being connected to the modern tourist’s assumed ideas about Hawai`i, by looking at her argument with Sheller’s perspective in mind, it is clear that the cause of the “destination image” in Hawai`i, as in the Caribbean, is rooted in the establishment of European ideals and influence. Those influences have left a significant in the islands and touristic
Understanding this is important because Western cultures tend to view entities and places in a more objective manner which could appear limited in the perspective of native Hawaiians (Lemus, et al,. 2014). The use of touch is accepted among traditional Hawaiians as well; kissing to say hello to another person is practiced among indigenous people (Kaniaupuni & Leibler, 2005). Another important concept to native and contemporary Hawaiians is that their lineage and connections to specific mountains, valleys, water, wind, etc. identify who they are, this information is important for initially building rapport (Kaniaupuni & Leibler,