I've been to American Samoa once and I absolutely loved the culture there. The people were very proud of their heritage and let me know it. However, the one thing that I loved most about them was their sense of humanity. They are some of the most charitable and caring people you could ever meet.
I really like this street bench! Whenever I travel, I love seeing unique things like this that might have something to do with the local culture. I think that the things sticking out of the side of the bench looks like feathers, and so it makes me think that it might have something to do with the local indigenous culture.
Oh, and in most Spanish speaking countries, it's seen as impolite to put your hands in your lap or under a table when talking to someone. It's best to put them on a table or use them for emphasis while talking.