Pu'ukohala Heiau. But what was life like for everyone else who colonized this island? Are their stories preserved?
ʻa (banana), niu (coconut), and ulu (breadfruit). They also brought ko (sugarcane), and somehow, ʻuala (sweet potato). The latter is a mystery, as it is native to South America, a place with no known connections to the Polynesians.
ʻāinana, but we visited one such park on our recent journey to the islands. It's called Lapakahi State Historical Park, and it's located on the western Kohala coast, north from Pu'ukohala Heiau National Historic Site. It preserves the remains of a fishing village that was occupied from about 1200AD to 1800AD, a period of some 600 years.
|A Ku'ula, or offering stone at Lapakahi|
|Boulders used for making salt|