Ancient Hawaii Waimea Valley History

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In Hawaii,Waimea Valley is know as a cultural center near the popular Waimea Bay, but most people may not know about the ancient background and the encounters it has to make it into the Waimea it i. In Ancient Hawaii Waimea Valley was known as the “Land of the Priest” around 1090, under Kamapua’a rule, before he was later proclaimed a demi-god in Hawaiian myths he was a chief. Kamapua'a gave the land to his highest rank priest Lono-a-wohi. During that time, statues and temples were built around the valley some of the most famous ones are Puu o Mahuka. Which is located on top of a cliff and Kupopolo, located on Waialua’s beach side. Showing Waimea’s lively past. After Captain Cook’s death in Kealakekua Bay in 1779, his ships…show more content…
But because they both respected the island and took Hawaiian back with them. Years later westerners began to come and influences the Hawaiian culture. Eventually, Waimea Bay became a trading ground on sandalwood during the 1800s. After King Kamehameha conquered O’ahu he gave Waimea Valley to his highest spiritual adviser, Hewahewa. Soon later, after Kamehameha’s death; foreigners began to influence the islands and later on the kapu system was gone. During Liholiho’s reign, he and Hewahewa and Kaahumanu denounces the Hawaiian god and burned over a hundred idols. By 1826 Hewahewa moved back to Waimea Valley and became chief of Waimea until he died in 1837. Where the land was given to his granddaughter Paalua, but with the Mahele land division Paalua lost most of her land to the land of commission and the valley change owners, multiple times due to public auctions. Paalua was able to hold on to part of her land for quit awhile until falling into…show more content…
Thomas Thrum says the floods were: "The tremendous freshets [floodwaters] ... terminated the agricultural enterprise of its people by washing out to sea the growing taro from its terraced banks; the fruit and coffee trees planted along its slopes, and filling up the taro patches and the bed of its stream with debris, rocks and boulders several feet deep, houses and other property were swept away and three lives lost in the effort to rescue personal effects from the madrushing

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