History & Culture

Young Samoan ladies perform
Samoan villagers perform their traditional dance.

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The Samoan culture is Polynesia's oldest. We believe the first people of the Samoan Islands came by sea from southwest Asia some 3,000 years ago. Over the centuries, distinct cultural traits emerged that we now call fa'asamoa (fah-ah-SAH-mo-ah). From Samoa seafaring explorers and settlers journeyed to other Polynesian island groups hundreds of miles away.

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National Park of American Samoa
MHJ Building, 2nd Floor

Pago Pago, AS 96799

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