Battle Over Bones in Hawai’i

The ancestral people of the Sandwich Islands, known today as Hawai'i, had a practice of "hiding" the bones of family members when they died. The indigenous people, native Hawaiians or Kanaka Maoli, believed bones contained "mana" or spiritual energy of power and strength. Unfortunately, as these graves were unmarked, families today preparing to build a … Continue reading Battle Over Bones in Hawai’i