Shortly after the park purchased the Honokohau Iki lands in the Aiopio Pond area, a group brought suit against the U. S. seeking ownership of the lands. The park prevailed in this suit. View the U.S District Court decision.
The case was appealed and again the park prevailed. View the Court of Appeals decision.
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Did You Know?
Did you know, the coconut tree was an extremely important resource brought to Hawaii by the early Polynesians. It was a source of food and water, used for building homes and rope making, and was also a musical instrument. Cutting down the coconut grove of another was considered an act of war.