The First Hawaiians
The native people who continue to call this ʻāina home, as they have for centuries
Between 1915 and 1917, six companies of the 25th Infantry were present in what is now Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
The royal class and traditional nobility of the Hawaiian islands.
These Hawaiian cowboys managed livestock on the large ranches of Hawaiʻi Island, including at Kahuku
Japanese Detention at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes
More than 100 resident Japanese were interned at Kilauea Military Camp during World War II
In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps put millions of men to work on public lands, including in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
As a Hawaiian congressional delegate, Kūhiō introduced the bill establishing what is now Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
The Volcano School
The Volcano School generation of artists brought international attention to Hawaiʻi with dramatic artistic renditions
Mark Twain at Kīlauea
In 1866, author Mark Twain journeyed to Kīlauea, then still little-known on the mainland
Lt. Charles Wilkes
Leader of the first US exploring and surveying expedition to the South Seas
George W.C. Jones
The proprietor of both the Volcano House hotel and the Kahuku Ranch
Kenichi Maehara and Volcano Photo Studio
Kenichi Maehara was the official photographer and photo concessionaire for Hawai‘i National Park.
Last updated: May 30, 2023