A Haole’s Trek Through the Hawaiian Jungle

If I was writing this 216 years ago, I may have gotten the chance to see a rare sight: 400 warriors falling more than 1,000 feet to their deaths.

See, I am writing this in May 2011, and it was around this date in 1795 that King Kamehameha I and his army of 12,000 completed an invasion of the island of Oahu—the next step in the king’s plan to unify all the Hawaiian islands.

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