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He Makeʻe Waʻa

He Makeʻe Waʻa explores the History, Cultural Practices, and Traditions of the Hawaiian Canoe

The Hawaiian Canoe Was Designed For The Unique Conditions Of Hawaiian Waters

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While There Are Over Sixty Recorded Names For Different Lashing Patterns, Only A Handful Are Still Practiced Today

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Without The Canoe There Would Not Be A Hawaiian People

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The Hawaiian Canoe Was As Much A Part Of The Native Forest As It Was Of The Ocean.

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The Relationship Between The Canoe And The Ocean Was Much More Complex Than Just a "Boat" On The "Water". 

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Social, Economic And Environmental Change Has Caused The Hawaiian Canoe To Evolve.

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Who We Are And
What We Hope To Do

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