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Video: Warriors-Islands of Blood

Documentary on Hawaiian Indigenous warrior culture.

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Captain Cook Killed by Hawaiian Warriors, Feb 14, 1779

The death of Captain Cook.

The death of Captain Cook.

Captain Cook was an officer in the Royal Navy who carried out reconnaissance and surveying missions for the British government.  His expeditions contributed to the colonization of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Coast of BC, and Hawaii.  It was in Hawaii that Cook was killed, on Feb 14, 1779. Read the rest of this entry

Hawaii: Way of the Warrior

By Naomi Sodeta, Hana Hou! magazine

Traditional Hawaiian warrior with helmet.

Traditional Hawaiian warrior with helmet.

As dusk falls over Honolulu, a dozen Hawaiian men and women clad in black T-shirts and shorts gather on wooden benches outside a gym on a hilltop overlooking downtown.  As they step through the doors and line up on the padded mats, their jocular conversation segues into hushed concentration. Read the rest of this entry