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Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung

Lee Lacocca - Monday, June 18, 2018
When:
August 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific/Honolulu Timezone
2018-08-13T11:30:00-10:00
2018-08-13T12:30:00-10:00
Where:
Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
4428 Rice Street
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kaua`i Museum Gift Shop
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 “Talk Stories” with Jim Jung and Learn of The Polynesian Voyager


Traditional Polynesian navigation was used for thousands of years to make long voyages across thousands of miles of the open Pacific Ocean. Navigators traveled to small inhabited islands using way-finding techniques and knowledge passed by oral tradition from master to apprentice, often in the form of song. Generally each island maintained a guild of navigators who had very high status; in times of famine or difficulty they could trade for aid or evacuate people to neighboring islands. As of 2014, these traditional navigation methods are still taught in the Polynesia.

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