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I want this in my den with the same colors but destinations I've been to. I could even add to it as I travel more.

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Often called ‘The Gathering Place’ Oahu certainly lives up to its name and is one of the most popular Hawaiian islands.

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King Kamehameha (1810-1819): The Black Folks of Hawaii: Muurs of the Western Island; White Southerners, who settled the Hawaiian islands during the 19th Century had a song about the native people which ran, “You may call them Hawaiian, but they look like niggers to me.” Setting aside their bigotry, the Southern settlers hit upon a fact which is studiously ignored by modern anthropologists and historians: the natives of Hawaii were Black people whose ancestral roots extend back to Africa.

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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve - Hawaii Kai - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. #oahu #hawaii - LEARNED TO SNORKLE HERE in the 80's - don't think you can snorkel here anymore!

Hawaiian Islands BIG Ocean Art - Names included- Vinyl wall art decals by 3rdaveshore 45

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Red Crested Cardinal - These birds are native to South America and have been introduced into the Hawaiian Islands. Photo taken on the island of Maui.

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#GoPro Featured Photographer – Mark Healey (aka @donkeyshow) About the Shot: Everyone that lives in #Tahiti is so warm and welcoming, especially when they find out you’re from Hawaii! I came out to this amazing French Polynesian island with my girlfriend to work on a stunt dive and ended up meeting a pretty awesome #Polynesian dude during my travels named Wilfred. Wilfred has an awesome rapport with the local fish, #stingrays, and #sharks in the area and loves taking people out on his boat…

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Poliahu is the Hawaiian snow goddess. She is the presiding spirit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. Her name means 'caress'. According to Hawaiian lore, Poliahu inhabits Mauna Kea, the greatest volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her home is Pu'u Poliahu, a hill near the summit. To the ancient Hawaiians, this was sacred ground. www.cherylsteimel.com

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