History of Hawaii

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  • Kamehameha Nursing Home: A Case Study

    According to the study, one of three people of the age of 65 years old fell every year (Browne, Kinston, & Keane, 2014). In Hawaii, it is estimated that that one-third of older adults suffer from fall each year (State of Hawaii, 2013). According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), between half and three quarters of nursing home residents fell each year. Falls can be prevented by determining and addressing fall risk factors. Kamehameha Nursing Home is dedicated to provide best quality of care to its residents and their families. One way to provide best quality of care is to avoid fall incidents in the facility. As of year 2015, there were 120 residents in Kamehameha Nursing Home who suffered physical injuries because of falls. The aim of this paper is to perform fall risk and prevention needs assessment for Kamehameha Nursing…

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  • Racism In Hawaii Culture Essay

    both cultures; from experiencing what it means to be a local in Hawaii, to experiencing a Haole (or white) culture. I have seen it all in regards to how each culture is different, along with how each culture reacts to one another; however, there is one issue, that when observing both sides of these cultural backgrounds, we see repeated over and over again between the two-that issue is racism. “Prejudice and discrimination are not alien to Hawai’i. Attitudinal surveys show definite racial…

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  • Ni Ihau Culture

    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, Kahelelani was known to become the first great “ali‘i” (chief) of the island of…

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  • How Does Literature Affect Literature?

    Pacific Islanders throughout history, as a whole, have gone through so much change that making comparisons to others are almost unattainable. There are a plethora of changes that range from far and wide; language, environmental, mental, and physical. A major change was literature in itself. Prior to western influence, literature was never around for most of the stories and song were done orally. For most people change in the end may be beneficial, but often times bring conflict and hardships,…

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  • Hawaii Monarchy Overthrown

    “Hawaii Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen”, is an article written by The Learning Network and published by the New York Times on January 17th, 2012. “Hawaii Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen” is organized chronologically, detailing the events of the overthrow of Hawaii. It begins by describing how the Europeans, ever since the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778, have attempted to alter the Hawaiians lifestyle. This struggle for power between the Europeans and…

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  • Hawaii Museum Visit

    I visited the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii Mission Statement located by Fort DeRussy in Waikiki. It is located in an old military building called Battery Randolph that was built to protect Honolulu Harbor in case of an attack. During my visit I mostly focused on Hawaii during WWII as well as Hawaii as rest and recreation during the Vietnam war. I decided to focus on World War II because this particular time interests me and is something I also have some prior knowledge of. I thought this would…

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  • Hawaii Language

    social value of all types of language. Speakers of Creole languages should never be perceived as mere casualties of insularity, ignorance, and social isolation. The history of Hawaii Creole English has inspiring accounts of resourcefulness, intellect, and competence that both reflect and sustain local Hawaii culture” (Kanae 58). Movement of the tongue, the flowing of air in and out of the mouth, the shape of the lips, and the vibrations of vocal cords all come together to produce noise, which…

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  • Polynesian Culture Essay

    compared to people of different countries. Their pride of their culture, beliefs, language, and traditions are apart of their history and love within their land. The polynesian natives are very proud to be able to carry on wonderful traditions to their visitors and people that live on the land to show how much they respect their island they call home. Adding on to their beliefs and traditions among the culture is about the polynesian history. This group of down to earth people are very…

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  • Analysis Of Haunani Kay Trask's 'Lovely Hula Hands'

    Hawaii…The state of aloha which symbolizes peace and harmony in Hawaii. Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, hula dancers, luau festivals, surfing, and snorkeling as it is famous for a vacation spot globally. However, one Hawaiian woman thinks that corporate tourism demolishes her homeland, Hawaii, culturally, economically, and politically. In Haunani Kay Trask’s article, “Lovely Hula Hands” (published in from A Native Daughter by the University of Hawaii Press, 1998), the author employs…

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  • Personal Narrative: An Interview With Jonalyn Kaufmann

    met her mother a Japanese woman named Janet M. Adachi. Jonalyn’s mother lived on Kauai in a small town called Kapaa, she had met John while he visited the island. Jonalyn’s parents married in 1957 in a Baptist church in Kauai. Jonalyn’s parents had an interraccial marriage, but the state of Hawaii never had anti-miscegenation laws that forbid interracial marriage. John N. Tinker acknowledges in his report on intermarriage rates during the 1950s, shows the numbers of marriages involving Japanese…

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