On the lava flows the people discovered a spirit...
To survive in a hot and arid environment the native Hawaiians (kanaka maoli) used ancient fishing skills, including the building of fishponds, and the knowledge of the location of precious fresh water (wai) that flows into the many brackish pools throughout the park. The spirit of the people (poe) and the knowledge of the elders (kupuna) created a tradition of respect and reverence for this area.Read More
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Hawaiian moon calendar was developed over many centuries and is used to determine times for fishing and planting?