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    These Hawaiian Islands have been inhabited for centuries before the first ships sailed across the Pacific. Hawaiian Islands have been shrouded in mystery since their history had been passed along vocally for centuries. Hawaiian culture hasn’t changed drastically ever since they inhabited the islands, until European and American explorers discovered the islands. This pair interested me the most because both nations have two completely different identities, but the Hawaiian Islands later become part of the United States. These nations have completely different history, religion, clothing, culture, and many more. Hawaiian culture has been influenced by the United States for about a century between the 1850s to the 1950s. The encounter among…

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    Big Island Tourism Analysis

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    Negative Impacts of Tourism on the Big Island Hawai’i Island, Hawaii, otherwise known as the Big Island, is the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. The Big Island’s population was estimated to be 196,428 in 2015 (Census 2015). The number of tourists per year far exceeds the number of residents. In 2014, the number of tourists that visited the Big Island reached 1,445,939 (Big Island Now). With record setting highs in visitor numbers, the island must keep up with the continual demand for…

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    Ni Ihau Culture

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    Hawaiian language is a language that has one form associated with it and all communities found within Hawaii have spoken this same language since the land was first discovered by Polynesians in the island of Ni‘ihau (the forbidden island). The Ni’ihau community is what I will be focusing on in this paper, since it is known to be the first island in Hawaii that was Goddess Pele’s first home (Ni`ihau Cultural Heritage Foundation). After the islands were inhabited by the early Polynesians,…

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    because of foreign influences, such as those brought on by the missionaries. Hawai 'i and Papa New Guinea are two of the many islands located in the Pacific Ocean, who was affected by colonization. Colonization of these islands affected these native people tremendously, which in time lead up to the loss of their cultures, traditions and religions. In my essay, I will compare and contrast the colonization of Hawai 'i and Papa New Guinea, in context of their traditions and religions. The…

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    Hawaii Volcano Formation

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    Subject of study: The subject of study is the formation of the Hawaiian archipelago. The island chain is comprised of a string of volcanic islands, seamounts of igneous rock of which the largest, Hawaii, reaches from its base on the ocean floor to rise above the ocean to rival the height of the tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. The smaller and extinct volcanos of the Hawaiian chain are located at successively greater distances from the currently active volcano and younger, Kilauea on the largest…

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    ever been to Hawaii? Have you ever been to France? Would you rather go to Hawaii or go to France? Hawaii and France are very different but they are similar in many ways as well. For example Hawaii and France are different because Hawaii is a state but France is a country. They are similar because their both one of the most popular places to visit. Hawaii is made up of 8 islands: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe, Niihau, and the Hawaiian island. Hawaii is famous for its coffee…

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    Hawaii Native Ecosystem

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    from the time I started working in Hawaii till now, I have seen whole native rainforests totally demolished, and I am going to spend the rest of my life trying to solve this.” said Head of Nature Conservancy inc., John Henshaw. In 1852 a group of businessmen from India came to the Hawaiian Islands and gained partnership with an american farmer to purchase a large portion of land covered in a forest of koa trees. When did people notice the loss of Native plants? In 1913, a small group of men and…

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    Much of Hawaiian culture has been adopted through the migration of various peoples and their interactions with the Polynesians, the islands’ prior inhabitants. Culture refers to an ordered system of beliefs, expressive symbols, values and knowledge in terms of which groups of individuals define their world, express their feelings, make their judgments, and cope with their environment. Biology is only capable of so much therefore, humans developed culture. Simply stated, culture is learned,…

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    Hawaiian Island Meth

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    Hawaiian Ice: Plague of the Islands Methamphetamine, or simply called “meth”, has been recognized as one of the most dangerous and highly addictive drugs on the planet. Meth is a stimulant that provides a high lasting from 30 minutes to six hours or possibly more. (Meth, Para 8) It all depends on your bodies reaction to the drug. Meths dangerous reputation does not come from the acute effects, but from its highly addictive qualities. Some people can become addicted after one hit. The state…

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    Volcanic Eruptions

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    gods and goddesses described in these tales would do things that would create an eruption, such as Pele the Hawaiian goddess of fire living in the island of Hawaii or Vulcan the Italian god of fire having his blacksmith’s workshop below the island of Vulcano. The Maori, Hawaiians, Greeks, Romans, and Native Americans used stories of their gods to explain what they did not understand.…

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