Hawaiians/Polynesians...who are these exotic island people?!

Aloha let's answer some basic Hawaiian & Polynesian history questions you should know.  This new knowledge will definitely help you plan a more authentic and therefore exciting lu'au!

Who are the Hawaiians? 

Hawaiians are people whose ancestors come from Western Polynesia (Tonga and Samoa Islands).  These people, amazing navigators, travelled east to uninhabited islands long distances through rough waters and they finally arrived in Hawai'i. This is the history of the Hawaiians.  Tongans and Samoans still exist today and they practice many ancient "Hawaiian" customs as part of their everyday life such as: Tapa making ( painting tribal designs on bark cloth) and Imu (cooking pig and other foods by burying them under the earth). 

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