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Hawai'i, our special island home, will be a place where the people, land and sea are cared for, and communities are healthy and safe. 

Our core values are:
Aloha: To love
Malama: To care for
'Imi 'Ike: To seek knowledge
Lokomaika'i: To share with each other
Na'au Pono: To nurture a deep sense of justice
Olakino Maika'i: To live healthily

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About the 2004 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands voyage 

For daily updates from Hokule'a NWHI expedition


Hokule'a is sailing through the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
June 1, 2004

Follow Hokule`a and her crew by reading the daily updates from the NWHI expedition  

NWHI Voyage


For educational materials and other information related to the NWHI voyage and ecosystem conservation, visit:


thehonolulu advertiser.com /hokulea 

hokulea.soest. hawaii.edu 


Statewide Sail
Main Hawaiian Islands

March 15 - June 14, 2003


Tribute to Pinky



Myron Bennett Pinky Thompson

All writings and graphics are copyrighted by the Polynesian Voyaging Society, except those writings and graphics that are in the public domain, or those that have been used from copyrighted documents with the permission of the copyright owners. Acknowledgements: Paintings by Herb Kawainui Kane; electronic graphics by Tim Chun; drawings by Melanie Lessett and Helene Iverson; photos by Monte Costa, Anne Kapulani Landgraf, and Doug Peebles; and by Moana Doi, and other crew members of Hokule'a and Hawai'iloa.

It is assumed that through this early history, each island of the chain had its own individual rulers. The 1st King of Hawaii, Kamehameha I established his authority by conquering each island in the chain till the chain had ultimately been united. For instance, men and ladies were needed to eat separately. Many of those rules were modified in the time of King Kamehameha I, when his other half, Queen Kaahumanu, ate with the men. The outmoded Kapus were eventually modified, which created a fuss through Hawaiian society. King Kamehameha the II, AKA Liholiho, became the next King, at the age of twenty-two, following his father's death. Queen Kaahuman disagreed that she was the legitimate successor, and Liholiho agreed to share the throne. King Kamehameha II and plenty of the people of Hawaii perished in the outbreak of measles. King Kamehameha III, AKA Kauikeaouli, attained power in 1825 after his brother's death. He was ten years old when he came to the throne, and ruled for twenty-nine years. When missionaries paid a visit to the islands, their love was now prohibited. Princess Nahienaena declined to eat and snuffed it at the age of twenty-one years old. The King carried the grief of his sister's early death with him for the remainder of his life. The last of the great King's boys to reign, he dealt with changes unlike any the islands had ever seen before. In the 29 years that he ruled, Kauikeaowli dealt with more and more important foreign concerns and issues. It was under this political climate the first grandchild of the Great Kamehameha I ( known as Kamehameha IV, or Alexander Liholiho ) became King, serving from 1854 to 1863. The last of the Kamehameha line was King Kamehameha V, Lot. He was bro to King IV and 2nd grandchild to the 1st King. Lot was the last to reign by the old traditions.

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