Niihau

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Niihau

(nē`hou), island (1990 pop. 230), 70 sq mi (181 sq km), in Kauai co., Hawaii, W of Kauai island. It is mostly arid lowland, rising to 1,281 ft (390 m) at Paniau Mt. The island is suitable for cattle grazing. Niihau, privately owned since 1864 when it was purchased from the Hawaiian kingdom by an American family, is operated as a ranch.
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The latest spark in the debate over whitewashing Asians and Pacific Islanders from film and TV came with news reported on Tuesday by Deadline : A Glasgow-based writer/director and a British production company are undertaking an ambitious project - dramatising the little-known and fraught story of the Second World War Ni'ihau incident - with a white actor cast as the Hawaiian war hero who stopped a foreign takeover.
Zach McGowan will play Benehakaka "Ben" Kanahele, who was ultimately awarded the Medal for Merit and the Purple Heart by President Franklin Roosevelt for his actions on the island of Ni'ihau.
While some past whitewashing controversies involved fictional stories with roles that presumably could have been written for white stars, Ni'ihau is based on real events.
Cook was never called Lono in any of the journal accounts when he visited Kaua'i and Ni'ihau the previous year.
These are the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI), which include Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Kaho'olawe, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Ni'ihau.
Kauai and Ni'ihau are in Kauai County; Oahu is in Honolulu County; Lanai, Molokai, Maui, and Kaho'olawe are in Maui County; and the Island of Hawaii makes up its own county.
Kauai, Ni'ihau, and Ka'ula Rock (a small peak southwest of Ni'ihau) are located at the northwestern comer of the MHI, separated from the other islands by the 72-mile-wide Kauai Channel between Kauai and Oahu.