The Culture Of The Hawaiian People Essays

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Statehood of Hawaii “E ko makou Makua iloko o ka’lani, e hoa noia kou inoa. E hiki mai kou Aupuni: e
Malamaia ma ka lani la. E haawi mai ia makou i keia la i ai no makou no neia la; e kala mai hoi ia makou i ka makou lawehala ana, me makou e kala nei i ka poe i lawehala i ka makou. Mai hoskuu oe ia makou i ka hoowalewaleia ma; e hoopakele no nae ia makou i kai no; no ka mea, nou ke Aupuni, a me ka mama, a me ka hoonaniia, a mau soa ake. Ameme.” (Smith, pg. 87)
In 1900 the Hawaiian people began to work for a place in the life of the nation. Progress was achieved by the territory in its first half-century as a part of the United States. Hawaii converted into the western fortress of American Military. The Hawaiian people fought alongside America in two world wars. The people of Hawaii had been under the stars and stripes; in return they gave the things they had generously, to earn a position in the national scene, and worked to be acceptant of Hawaii as its fiftieth state. “The people earned a niche in the national economy: the latest per capita figure for personal income in the islands is $3,000, which is higher than that for any of forty states. The island folk became eager customers for mainland good; they spent $800,000,000 for these goods in 1958. Population trebled under American rule. Sea transport between Hawaii and the rest of the world was improved by the founding of new shipping lines. The air age arrived in the Pacific skies.”(Grove Day pg.258)
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