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History of Hawaii


History of Hawaii


Here in History of Hawaii, we welcome you to our quite peculiar story. Which in terms of a written record, really didn’t begin until the arrival of England’s Great Navigator. Captain James Cook was on his third voyage of exploration into the Pacific when, on his way north from Tahiti to find the Northwest Passage, he bumped into these islands. His first voyage, which had ventured into the South Pacific in search of the Great Southern Continent, had found nothing of that sort. His second voyage had taken him to Tahiti for his astronomers to observe the transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the sun. On the fateful day, it rained. This third voyage didn’t turn out much better. Having discovered Hawaii, Cook stayed just long enough to make himself persona non grata with the Hawaiians, and for his trouble, they ate him (sort of). Things only got crazier from there.


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ʻAʻohe uʻi hele wale o Kohala. – No youth of Kohala goes empty-handed. (Said in praise of people who do not go anywhere without a gift or a helping hand.)


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Abraham Fornander An Account of the Hawawaiian Race V II

Abraham Fornander • An Account of the Polynesia Race, Vol. II (1880)

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Archibald Menzies • Hawaii Nei 128 Years Ago (1920)

Archibald Menzies • Hawaii Nei 128 Years Ago (1920)

Abraham Fornander • Fornander Collection of Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-Lore  (1916)

W. D. Westervelt • Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes (1916)

James Jarves History of the Hawaiian Islands

James Jackson Jarves • History of the Hawaiian Islands (1872)

Sereno Edwards Bishop • Reminiscences of Old Hawaii

Sereno Edwards Bishop • Reminiscences of Old Hawaii

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The Koreans in Hawaii, 1903-1923

R. Chang, W. Patterson • The Koreans in Hawaii, 1903-2003

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Kodama-Nishimoto, Nishimoto, Oshiro • Hanahana: An Oral History of Hawaii’s Working People

Roy Alameda Stroies of Old Hawaii

Roy Alameida • Stories of Old Hawaii

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Davianna Pomaikai McGregor • Na Kua ‘Aina (Living Hawaiian Culture)

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Marshall Sahlins Islands of History

Marshall Sahlins • Islands of History


O.A. Bushnell: Molokai

O.A. Bushnell: Molokai



Visit our History Titles section for lots of great books on Hawaiian history!


P.S. If you have a taste for history, we invite you to our companion site WisdomMaps.info. It’s history as you’ve never seen it!


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