• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Feb 11 2014

 
U.S. Army Signal Corps

The site of a former Japanese internment camp in the park at Kīlauea Military Camp

Park archeologist Jadelyn Moniz-Nakamura shares a revealing and fascinating presentation of the challenges faced by the National Park Service before, during, and after World War II at Kīlauea, in what was then called Hawai'i National Park. The findings of Moniz-Nakamura's extensive research were recently published in The Hawaiian Journal of History, Vol. 47 (2013).
 

Did You Know?

`iliahi is the Hawaiian name for sandalwood.

During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).