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  • COURTESY TE PAPA TONGAREWA

    The mahiole (feathered helmet) of Chief Kalaniopuu were given to Capt. James Cook 237 years ago.

  • COURTESY TE PAPA TONGAREWA

    The ahu ula (feathered cloak) of Chief Kalaniopuu were given to Capt. James Cook 237 years ago.

In 1779 the ruling chief of Hawaii island greeted a visitor from a distant land named Capt. James Cook at Kealakekua Bay and offered him a lavish gift of his own feathered cloak and helmet. Read more

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