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Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St, Lihue

Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St, Lihue

(808) 245-6931

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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 Polynesia.

At Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St, Lihue.