A Cultural History of Three Traditional Hawaiian Sites on the West Coast of Hawai'i Island provides an excellent resource for detailed information regarding not only Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, but also for Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
Did You Know?
Many noteworthy explorers visited Pu'ukohola Heiau, including Captain Vancouver (Great Britain), Captain Kotzebue (Russia), and Captain Freycinet (France), all of whom wrote about their meetings with John Young. However, when Captain Cook visited the Island, Pu'ukohola Heiau had yet to be built. More...