• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

After Dark in the Park Video Archives - July 20 2010

History at Your Fingertips: Digital Hawaiian Resources

Through its five different forms of government (Kingdom, Provisional, Republic, Territory and State), Hawaiian history has been shaped by remarkably diverse influences. Learn how to search online to learn about Hawai`i's social, political, historical, artistic, religious and philosophical developments. Park librarian and archivist Helen Wong Smith offers an in-depth review of digital sources for this wealth of information. Dore Minatodani, reference librarian at UH-Manoa Library's Hawaiian Collection, describes the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and its website "Chronicling America", which offers access to hundreds of historic newspaper titles from Hawai`i and across the United States.

 
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Did You Know?

Lei made of `a`ali`i and native ferns.

`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.