Ahupua'a Contents :

When and how did the first Hawaiian settlers
get here? Where did they come from?



How did Hawaiian settlers affect the native animals and ecosystems in the ahupua'a of Nawiliwili Bay?


The Hawaiian word for land is 'aina, meaning that which feeds. How did Hawaiian settlers adapt the 'aina to sustain their crop plants and support their society?

Freshwater in the Hawaiian language is wai.
was regarded as a gift from
i ka wai ola (Procreator in the water of life). How did Hawaiians manage this precious resource?
The ahupua'a of Nawiliwili Bay nourished
their Hawaiian occupants. How did the
Hawaiian ahupua'a system of land management
protect the land and water resources from
depletion, and still provide all the materials
needed by the people?
Its been at least a 1000 years since Hawaiian settlers landed at Nawiliwili Bay. What was their arrival like?
Created June 2001