Although Hawaii is the youngest of the 50 U.S. States, it has a fascinating Polynesian history marked by a reverence for the natural surroundings. Dating back to as early as 600 or 700 A.D., the history of Hawaii is one marked by sacred law, kings and periods of independence.
Facts About Hawaii
Some of the most interesting Hawaii facts are to be found while exploring the customs of ancient Hawaii, when chiefs (ali’i in Hawaiian) ruled the land, and people were subject to the ancient laws. For those wishing to explore sacred Polynesian grounds, Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park on Hawaii’s Big Island served as one of these ancient sanctuaries. The site and its temples, said to have housed the remains of ali’i, can be visited by those wishing to stand on the same hollowed ground so formative in the history of Hawaii.
Hawaii facts can be found in many written resources such as books, online articles and by watching documentaries. However, Hawaiians have been so dedicated to honoring, preserving the history and culture that went before, visitors can immerse themselves in the past and visit a sacred haven or hike the Cathedral Valley.