Suggestions for things to do to learn about Hawaii's native cultural history while in Maui.
May 26, 2010 6:24 AM Subscribe
What are some things I can do/see on my upcoming trip to Maui to best learn about the island's native cultural history?
posted by TheManChild2000 to society & culture (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in the pre-European part of Hawaii's history (although I'll probably check out some of the Whaling-period stuff) and would like to take advantage of actually being there to learn and experience more. What would be some places I could go to (are there ruins? really good museums? etc) for this? And if there are places where the reality hasn't been blunted so as to not offend delicate non-native tourist sensibilities, even better. And now that I think about it, the European-takeover period would probably be interesting to learn about too, so throw that on the list.
I am operating under the assumption that there's more available than just luau's at the resorts and other corny tourist stuff... I hope that's correct.