Pull your canoe up to the beach at Haena. When was Haena first settled? What attracted early arrivals to this area?
Learn about the Menehune people, the earliest inhabitants of Haena, whose history predates
that of the Hawaiian people.
Haena plays an important role in the famous Hawaiian story of Pele the volcano goddess, her lover Lohiau (a chief from Haena), and her sister Hiiakaikapoliopele. Their adventures here provide a legendary setting for which Haena is reknown.
Describes the relative location of Haena and its nearby ahupuaa within the mokuaina of Halelea, and touches briefly on the nature of these places.
Basic terminology relating to Land, Sea, Cosmos; Directions; Navigation;
and welcoming phrases.