Hawaii Essays

Indigenous Australians and Native Hawaiians

Indigenous Tourism is about reciprocity among humans and landscapes–learning to responsibly manage the impacts of tourism activities in ways that benefit local communities economically, socially, culturally and ecologically1. Indigenous Tourism encompasses tourism product that provides consenting contact with Aboriginal people, culture or land. The term is also applied to businesses that are either Aboriginal owned or part owned or that employ Aboriginal people. Indigenous Tourism encompasses all tourism product opportunities – Cultural Heritage, Adventure, Rural, Leisure, Educational, Arts and Crafts…

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Creation of the Whites

The “Creation of the Whites” is a story about the whites coming over and slowly starting to colonize what they called the new world. This story shows the whites and the Native Americans being very peaceful towards each other. The whites ask permission to the Native Americans for about everything they do in the new world. Although the whites try to be respectful there are still signs that they consider their selves superior over the Native Americans. In this story…

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Hawaii Watersports

With the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water Hawaii is the ideal place for ocean water sports. There are a wide range of water sports, from highly aggressive to leisurely sports that all types of people can enjoy. There are even sports which are specific only to the exotic islands encompassing this magnificent state. Taking a look at each individual sport will excite and possible mystify the sports enthusiast. Today we will take a look at sea kayaking, kite…

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Farewell to Manzanar

On December 7, 1941 there was a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by Japan. The attack came from the Japanese, yet it caused unfounded fear in this country toward Japanese Americans. The book Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston depicts the reactions of the government and the American public toward Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor. So why were they the ones punished for it? We still see examples of inaccurate assumptions,…

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Lovely Hula Hands

Trask’s object of study is the historical and contemporary American popular conception of Hawaii, Native Hawaiians, and Native Hawaiian issues, such as rights, sovereignty, tourism, and institutional racism. Trask primarily interrogates the issues of colonialism, neocolonialism, and sovereignty in Hawai‘i and how these debates are framed in disparate contexts/around different foci; Hawaiian nationalist, cultural, international human rights, Oceania, tourist, and academic (ie. Historian, anthropologist, American studies). Trask’s key research questions are answered with powerful, persuasive, and cogent expertise made both…

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Soul Surfer

Have you ever thought about all the things that could happen that would change your entire life? Bethany Hamilton was just a thirteen year old girl and a surfer when she was attacked by a shark, losing her entire left arm. Hamilton’s Soul Surfer is her admirable story of how she was attacked by a shark, survived, and got back on the board to become a professional surfer. Bethany Hamilton grew up surfing, both of her parents were surfers along…

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Hawaiian Monarchy Persuasive

Thought the entire Hawaiian monarchy there were 8 monarchs that ruled Hawaii. There are numerous reasons to argue on how the monarchy was overthrown. Kauikeaouli, also known as Kamehameha the Third was the first Hawaiian monarch to allow any sort of land ownership in Hawaii. This was a completely new idea to the Hawaiians. He also started a group of land commissioners to record and document the land claims from foreigners and Hawaiians. The last thing with land ownership that…

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Ethnic Studies Final Exam

Immigration trends of recent decades have dramatically altered the statistical composition and popular understanding of who is an Asian American. This transformation of Asian America, and of America itself, is the result of legislation such as the McCarran–Walter Act of 1952 and the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965. The McCarran–Walter Act repealed the remnants of “free white persons” restriction of the Naturalization Act of 1790, but it retained the quota system that effectively banned nearly all immigration from…

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Comprehension of Prisoners Without Trial

Roger Daniels’ book Prisoners without Trial is another book that describes the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. This piece discusses about the background that led up to the internment, the internment itself, and what happened afterwards. The internment and relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II was an injustice prompted by political and racial motivations. The author’s purpose of this volume is to discuss the story in light of the redress and reparation legislation enacted in 1988. Even…

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Hawaiian Hula

As ideological practice, hula was a form of social representation that maintained relationships of power and difference by expressing and legitimating the authority of the religious-political system(Tatar 19). The most heavily ritualized hulas were institutionalized within overlapping power structures of the ali’i and the priesthoods. Supported by high chiefs were halau under the direction of kumu hula (teachers of hula) in which selected individuals (ali’i and maka’ainana) were trained in the ritual and art of chant and hula. It was…

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Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 November 1728[NB 1] – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal…

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Could Pearl Harbor Been Prevented_

Some people believe that the attack on Pearl Harbor could have been prevented from happening. Others believe that the attack was a surprise and that we didn’t see it coming. Actually Pearl Harbor could have been prevented in many ways and we did see it coming we just weren’t prepared. If we would have had better communication, used our resources, and believed that the Japanese would attack us we might have been able to fight back. If we would have…

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Culture and Educational Policy in Hawaii

American education policy has been formulated and shaped through the three major cartels of institutions. These are social, political and economic which have led to the transitions from one system to another. Although education has profound effects in all the institution, education and politics are seen to have much great effects on each other in terms of policy formulation. Due to the distribution of the political power in the American states, more effects on education systems, requirements and policies are…

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Love Hula, Love Hawaii

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day That’s the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palm trees sway Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you [1] (Robert Alex Anderson) If ask people a question that which place has the most beautiful beach, sunshine…

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Koalas

Obamacare, or what is formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is federal legislation that was signed into law on March 23, 2010 by present Barak Obama. The act aims to reform national healthcare and give more people than before access to affordable healthcare. The overall goal of the act is to cover all persons regardless of their conditions or other factors. The passing of Obamacare has led to much conflict in the government and throughout the…

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