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There seems to be a connection between the maori culture and the hawai


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Sir Grand Funk

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I mean, they say they came from "Hawaiki" and they speak of "Tiki"s.. The whole cluture in generall just seems very close.
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i believe they're all of polynesian desent...samoans...the new zealand natives...stuff like that...i believe their roughly from the same ancesstors

Edited by dsenette, 08 November 2006 - 06:02 PM.

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I don't understand why this would be hard to imagine...these ancient peoples had boats and knew how to use them long before Europeans "discovered" them. I hate "Columbus Day", too. There were lots of people in North and South America who knew where they were, and didn't exactly benefit from being "discovered"!
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Hawai is a modern name most of these places had completely different names just hundreds of years ago let alone thousands. But most of the people native to that region are from a similar genetic pool boats were essential to survival of island communities and maintaining genetic diversity what they did is hop from island to island as easily as people in Europe could cross the Mediterranean or the channel. Easier in some ways because of better weather and shorter distances, you can go from island to island in that area of the world for thousands of miles in small ships and canoes.

Celebrating discovery of places seems to be a colonial thing.
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I was on the island of Kauai a little over a year ago, and there are chickens running wild everywhere. They've been living on the island for something like 1,000 years. The people who traveled from island to island would bring the chickens with them so they knew there would be food to eat. Likewise, there are only a handful of plants and trees that are native to the island - most of them were also carried by these early people.
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