NA RR Feb 2017

PU’UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: Preserved by the federal government since 1961, Pu’uhonua o Honaunau offers a rare glimpse into the richness of pre-contact Hawai’i. The temple Hale o Keawe, the Great Wall that enclosed the inner sanctuary, and the paena wa’a (canoe landing) are just a few of the original features still found at this sacred site. Canoes were highly treasured and were an essential part of daily life for fishing, battles, and transportation. Hawaiians have always been expert navigators, traveling within the island chain and throughout Polynesia.

NA RR February 2017 from mkpeters