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Intercultural Presentation


Culture of Hawaii

Culture of Hawaii

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  • 1. Hawaiian Culture
  • 2. Attire Because of Hawaii's tropical climate, early natives usually wore no more than a strip or two of bark-cloth (kapa). Warriors ornamented themselves with yellow and gold capes and helmets of woven feathers. 1
  • 3. Today, Hawaiians continue to dress casually. Some Hawaiian women wear the muumuu, a voluminous dress originally designed by modest missionaries for Hawaiian women.1
  • 4. • Firmly grounded in Hawaiian culture is the lei. Originally an artful offering to the gods, leis have become an emblem of Hawaiian hospitality and warmth.1
  • 5. Food Hawaiian poi, which is served as the traditional island staple.1 This staple starch of thetraditional Hawaiian diet is made from taro, an ancient root crop grown throughout the Tropics.
  • 6. Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee. More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii.
  • 7. Rites of Passages Tattoos are part of the culture, having been introduced centuries ago by early voyagers from other Polynesian islands. For several years, tattoos have been part of the graduation ritual for seniors in the Hawaiian immersion program at King Kekaulike High School in Pukalani. quot;It's a rite of passage,quot; says PauahiHookano, a teacher in the school's immersion program, in which all classes are taught in Hawaiian.2
  • 8. Geography
  • 9. Music
  • 10. Works Cited 1. Winters, Elaine and Swartz, Mark. “Hawaiians.” 2008. Multicultural America. 29 April 2009 < La/Hawaiians.html> 2. Jones, Jay. “In Hawaii, tattoos are a mark of pride.” LA Times 20 July 2008. 2009. Los Angeles Times. 29 April 2009 < tattoos20> Video 29 April 2009 < eo=18&cid=2009r3stories_kauaihome>
  • 11. Picture Sources • Warrior. <> • Muumuu. <> • Leis. <> • Pink poi. <> • Poi. <> • Coffee. <> • Pineapple. <> • Tattoos. <> • Luau. <> • Volcano. <>, • Neighborhood. <> • Music. <> • Elvis in Hawaii. <> • Royal Palace. <> • King David Kalakaua. <> • Modern Surfing. < gallery.jpg> • Traditional Surfing. <>