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    How Did Hawaii Change

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    Hawaii and its inhabitants changed tremendously after the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778 during his third voyage into the Pacific. About 1,300 years earlier, the Polynesians first settled on the island of Hawaii. The rest of the Hawaiian islands- Kahoolawe, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau- were then settled into 300 years later at about 900 A.D. It was not until the Tahitians arrived that the islands were individually ruled by a high priest and the Hawaiians began to believe in gods

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    Night Marchers Myths

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    Night Marchers Hawaii is well known for its beauty. But behind its tropical mountains, oceans, and its sacred places, lies the spirits of life and death. There are many well known myths and legends in the island of Hawaii, but what most people don 't realize, is that those myths and legends are altered everyday. Huaka‘i po, or as today known as the Night Marchers, are ancient Hawaiian spirits, who still roam the tropics till this very day. My family is very familiar with the Hawaiian stories

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    King Kamehameha Among the great islands of Hawaii there was a prophecy foretold by one of the highest ranking Kapunas. This Kapuna stated that when a comet lit the Hawaiian sky, that year a baby boy would be born, and this baby would be the one to move the great Naha stone that sat on the Hilo side of the Big Island, and he would be the killer of kings and finally unite the Hawaiian island chain under one throne. Thus the year Halley’s comet made an appearance over the Hawaiian islands in

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    the time when he helped with the war torn land (23), to when he would place kapu’s (26), he was an amazing leader. Hawaii wouldn’t be the same without King Kamehameha. Without him, who knows, maybe the Hawaian Islands would still have separate leaders, and maybe wouldn’t be a part of America. All I know is that, i’m grateful for King Kamehameha, and everything that he did, because Hawaii wouldn’t be the same without

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    provided islander communities with the ability to tie together body movements with homeland recollections and personal experiences. Originally, Hula was seen as a ritual and cultural dance which was developed by polynesians who settled in the islands of Hawaii.“Through hula dances and songs, memories of people and events endure long after they have passed” (Stillman 2001). As time passes Hula dancing has had a dramatic impact on Western cultures and as a result Hula dancing has

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    parts of Southeast Asia("Purpose & History”). Polynesia is a sub-region of Oceania which includes a group of over 1,000 islands. These islands are scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean and are within a triangle that has New Zealand, Hawaii and Easter Island as its corners. The people who live on these islands are referred to as Polynesians because of their similar

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    Mauna Kea Essay

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    million years ago, Niihau, the eldest of the the Hawaiian islands was born. That was only the beginning of the formation. Today, the island of Hawaii is the youngest island of them all, and is still forms till this day. Hawaii island is also to Mauna Kea. National Geographic states that “Mauna Kea, one of six volcanoes that have formed the island of Hawaii...” this is important to the Hawaiian culture because without Mauna Kea natives would not have land to live on. It also says that Mauna Kea is

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    Hawaii Culture Essay

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    Hawaii When you think about Hawaii, what comes to mind?, bright flowers, sandy beaches,colorful surfboards, gleaming sun, blue ocean and VOLCANOES ? Not only is the “Aloha State” beautiful and full of adventure, they hold on to their culture’s traditions and values. Hawaii is full of beautiful nature. Hawaii is the only state that is composed entirely of islands,and he only island with their very own green rainforests at the Hamakua Coast . These aren 't the only things

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    know exactly what its origins are. The Hawaiian islands were first settled as early as 400 C.E, when Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands. The Kingdom was Hawaii was established by King Kamehameha I in 1810 (Hopkins 35). In his book, Ku Kanaka, Stand Tall, George Kanahele discusses the simplicity of the ancient Hawaiian diet. He writes, “Ancient Hawaiian’s main diet consisted of poi (pounded taro root), fish, birds, breadfruit, pigs, yams, shellfish, and seaweed.” (Kanahele 18) The main meal of the

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    The Stories Within We travel fifty two years ago to where it all began, the start of the merrie monarch festival. Known by his nickname as "The Merrie Monarch," King David Kalakaua lived up to it. He had a passion for music, parties, food, drinks, and dancing. He specifically loved hula. King Kalakaua believed, "Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.” The art of hula is more than a form of dance, it also has a deeper meaning. With this art we are able

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    A Hawaii native states, “Today, Hawaiians continue to suffer the effects of haole (white) colonization. Our language was banned in 1896, resulting in several generations of Hawaiians, including myself, whose only language is English”(Haunani-Kay, “Struggle

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    Diversity In Hollywood

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    many people would categorize Asians with. Although one of classic childhood Disney movie with an empowering Asian female lead, it storyline focuses on a girl who “is the reincarnation of a power female warrior and the only person who can prevent an ancient evil spirit from destroying the world” (Wikipedia). Why are the lives of Asians explored mainly when warriors and the practice of Kung-Fu are included in the plot of an American film? Afterwards, many Asians on screens are seen involved in movies

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    The blooming of sleepy, oval-shaped buds in front of the house is symbol of the readiness of Jaja to rebel against his father’s iron-fist authority. These changes show the experiences what he learns from his Aunty Ifeoma’s house. Other symbol include Eugene’s heavy missal, which throws at Jaja for not going to receive Holy Communion. Papa-Nnukwu’s shrine says Kambili that it looks the grotto at Saint Agnes church and mama’s figurines, which the missal breaks into pieces as it lands on the étagère

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    Tourism In Hawaii

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    Tourism in Hawaii: An Environmental Perspective The state of Hawaii is iconic for its tropical atmosphere, endemic flora and fauna, and many recreational activities. These environmental facets help rank it as one of the top travel destinations in the world, and the tourism industry has completely revolutionized the cluster of islands. However, with an influx of over 8 million people annually (Malizia), a darker side of tourism is emerging. Human activities and urbanization are putting Hawaii’s environment

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    Yei Theodora Osaki (1871-1932) translated and published the tale of patriotic hero, Momotarō, in the year 1908 in New York, U.S.A. As detailed by Yei’s biographer and lifelong friend, Mrs. Hugh Fraser, Yei was born to a Japanese father and English mother, living for extensive periods in both England and Japan. One of Yei’s motivations for writing was to disprove the misconceptions of Japan that she discovered in the ‘West’. According to Dr. Ildikó Farkas whose area of research focuses on the history

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    The word gilded means to cover an object with a thin layer of gold to make it look more appealing. Mark Twain coined this time period the Gilded Age because on the surface, the time seemed like a great combination of immigration, industry, and economy, but underneath the thin layer of sparkling gold lay vast layers of corruption. Jacob Riis’s How the Other Half Lives brings to light a lot of the negativity that was a part of the Gilded Age, peeling back the superficial layer of the time and revealing

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    Japan. With the use of logos, FDR allows the listener to see the logic behind the decision to declare war against Japan. He claims that the attack by the Japanese was planned and their negotiations with a country was a huge setup: “…the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago”. Here Roosevelt claims the attack was indeed planned, and the logical thing would be to declare

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    Up to date the history of United States has been the main subject that researchers have concentrated on since history. [1]It revolves through the Europeans background and typically the unequal treatment that was experienced amongst the people of different races. The right of people was not respected.  Consequently, the people engaged in great wars in protesting against discrimination. The constitution was therefore used to enhance the same. The paper seeks to discuss in details the constitution amendment

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    Japanese Americans were finally free to return to their homes on December 17,1944 although most of the internment camps did not close till October 1946. A lot of those who were forced into the internment camps lost their homes and possessions to say nothing of their personal liberties and freedoms that was supposed to be guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Their properties had been seized for nonpayment of taxes or otherwise appropriated.Even if they had homes to go back to their homes

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    The american dream is the idea that everyone in the U.S. citizen or not should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosper through out hard work and determination. For almost 100 years the American Dream was and has been implanted to us as people throughout the technical evolution. The American Dream is not attainable because the odds of it being achieved fluctuate depending on race, gender, and social classes. The American Dream is something that we can all argue with and what we

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