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Incredible video No. 2 . . . the peopling of the Hawaiian Islands

Incredible video No. 2 . . . the peopling of the Hawaiian Islands

Ever wondered why the totem poles of New Zealand,  Tahiti, the Hawaiian Islands, southern Alaska and the Pacific Coast of Canada are so similar?   All references tell us that all Native Americans walked over a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska, while Polynesians originated in the southeastern tip of Asia then sailed out into the Pacific. There should be very little similarity between the cultures of Hawaii and British Columbia. 

What the anthropological references DON’T tell readers is that there are extreme similarities between the peoples of the Pacific Coast of North America and Polynesia.  Like Native Americans, Hawaiians are born with a temporary blue circle on the base of their backs.  Both the Hawaiians and the Haida People of British Columbia have cultural memories of epic voyages to islands scattered across the Pacific Basin.  You are going to be amazed.

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Tour guide Gabi Plumm astounded us with the “secret” history of New Zealand.  In this video, she travels to the Hawaiian Islands and discovers that the royal family of Hawaii always maintained a different migration legend than the official one that is seen in history books or a similar one maintained by non-Hawaiian anthropologists.  The Royals said that the original people of Hawaii sailed from southern Alaska and the Pacific coast of Canada. 

Plumm then travels to the coastal islands of British Columbia . . . and would you believe . . . the First Nations scholars say, “Yes, this is true.”  An anthropologist in a museum in British Columbia shows a wide variety of art, tools and weapons from the Pacific Coast of Canada that are very similar to those found in Hawaii.

As in the previous video by Plummtree Productions of New Zealand that we featured,  this film is a magnificent work of art . . . truly World Class.

 

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history.Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

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  1. wakefieldrising@gmail.com'

    Richard,
    Note the Haida straw hats are very similar to the etchings from previous POOF article of Creeks in Savannah

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    • Those engravings were of the Apalache in NE Georgia . . . but they are similar. The ancestors of the Apalache came from Peru.

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  2. rwburden@utk.edu'

    Another great documentary. The verbal histories of the Hawaiians is definitely held in 2 forms – a more common or public and then there is the scared history. One of the Kahunas from the Hawaii Island, related the following to history concerning Lono, Hawaiian deity/demi-god/spiritual warrior:
    His place of origin was among the red-haired people in the Austral Islands, where he was known as Rono, or sometimes Ro‘o. In his younger years, he was a warrior and was known all over the Pacific. When Lono matured, he was graced with the religious experience, and in response, he became a spiritual warrior as well as an accomplished healer. He was also Pele’s uncle, by the way. Lonomakua was the one who taught Pele how to keep fire. Like her, the time came in his life when he decided to sail north with his family and his warriors, and this is how he came to the Hawaiian Islands. The Big Island became Lono’s island. In fact the true name for the island of Hawai‘i is Lononuiakea—great Lono of the vastness. He lived here for much of his life. He was a wanderer. It is recorded in the chants that he traveled all the way to Mexico in his double-hulled wa‘a, landing and heading inland. It may be that Lono was the godlike being the Aztecs called Quetzalcoatl and that the Mayas called Kukulkan.
    It is said in the chants that Lono, as an outsider, was rejected by the priesthoods of the local Mesoamerican religions, and in response, he traveled eastward to the Gulf of Mexico where he and his warriors built another canoe and sailed off once again. They sailed around the entire Gulf coast to the Atlantic Ocean, then they penetrated ever northward until Lono reached the coast of Maine. We Polynesians have always been a maritime people. This is our nature, and when Lono reached Maine, the Indians who lived there at the time … gave him a white stone. Because Lono had light skin and reddish hair.

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    • Dr. Burden from the University of Tennessee is about to be a full time resident of the island of Hawaii. He obviously knows a great deal about Hawaiian history and folklore . . . which I don’t. LOL

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  3. kkakins@gmail.com'

    I’ve loved these documentaries. Thanks so much for sharing them. I wrote a chapter on the Haida Gwaii in my book for kids, O Canada Her Story. Such a beautiful people poorly treated. Thanks again!

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