Monday, October 10, 2016

Fact of the Day: Sandwich Islands

James Cook was the first European to have formal contact with natives in Hawaii. He actually tried to name the Hawaiian Islands, the Sandwich Islands after an English Earl. James Cook wouldn't make it back home as he died in Hawaii after a quarrel with Hawaiians went very sour and he was killed in a fight. 

6 comments:

  1. Sigh... Yes, he was killed on the Big Island after some bad misunderstandings with the native islanders.

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  2. Hawaii wasn't always so relaxed then

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  3. That part about Sandwich islands sounds funny!

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  4. hehehe, the sandwich islands sound so funny but had he won his battle, if would sound perfectly normal. i wonder what a sandwich was back the??

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  5. Sandwich Islands would have sounded funny, I guess.

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