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Hawaiian History: the Land, the People, Today’s Culture

Hawaiian People: James Cook was the first Westerner to arrive in Hawaii in 1778 where he was met with rich Hawaiian culture. But long before Cook “found” the Islands, the Polynesians arrived possibly between AD 1190 and 1290. In the 19th century, Hawaiian scholars Kamakau and Kepelino attributed the discovery of Hawai‘i to a fisherman named