We all have been to some vacations in some part of our lives. We forget about everything the moment we set our foot in the place where we know we don’t have to worry about anything. And Hawaii is such a place which has some beautiful, unique and amazing beaches. But this story here isn’t about Hawaiian beaches but about the discovery which was made by these two men who left their hectic schedule behind in Texas to enjoy the beautiful sunsets on Hawaii beaches. Little did they know their simple vacation would turn into the most amazing adventure that would change their life forever. The discovery stayed hidden for more than 400 years, only to get exposed by these two men accidentally. What was the discovery? You’ll find out soon…

The Hawaiian Archipelago

Hawaii became the state of the United States in August 1959. Being a part of the American territory it’s the only state of North America that is located in Oceania which is the northernmost island group in Polynesia. Hawaii state is a group of islands called Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. Hawaii is the most popular island of all where just last year 9.3 million visited the island. But the most interesting part is that none of them saw what these two men spotted that day.

AKA The Big Island

Honolulu is the capital city of Hawaii, and currently, around 1 million people live in the city. It is the natural scenery which makes it one of the most sought places in the world. The atmosphere, the huge numbers of beautiful beaches and of course, active volcanoes make this place a perfect tourist spot. And the culture from America, East Asian, and Hawaiian make it the multicultural state. 

The First Settlers

Hawaii was named after Hawai’iloa, a legendary famous navigator and fisherman. It was he who discovered the islands in 300 AD, even before colonial America was instituted. According to the archeological studies, during the 11th-century immigrants from Raiatea and Bora Bora were the first to step on the islands, much before than the English diverted towards North America.

Then Came More

Some historians say that because of the constant arrival of immigrants and people who came from Tahiti around 1000 AD, the culture and native of the island saw a major change in everything. The Tahiti people introduced the kapu system. It is the ancient legal system and code of conduct of the Hawaiian people. They also built several huge structures of heiaus, the famous Hawaiian temples. 

European And Asian Arrival

In 1778, Captain James Cook, a famous British explorer stepped foot on the islands. He documented his whole trip. There are some scientists who believe that before Cook arrived on the islands, Spanish explorers already explored the islands some 200 years before him, but there is no proof of that. The only thing matters now were this astonishing discovery that changed everything about the past of the world.

Same Time, Same Place

The Chinese arrived in the same year as the English explorers. And throughout the 19th century, the Japenese also entered the islands. This is the reason behind the dominant Asian culture in this part of the island in the people rather than the European and native Indian culture. In fact, the majority of the population is recognized as Asian. Now, let’s move to the island where this discovery was made.