Kahoolawe


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Kahoolawe

(kähō`ōlä`vā, –wā, kähō`lä`–), uninhabited island, 45 sq mi (117 sq km), central Hawaii; separated from Maui island to the NE by Alalakeiki Channel. The low island, dotted with many archaeological sites, served as a prison and as a military target range. In 1994 the federal government returned Kahoolawe to the state, but until 2003 the U.S. Navy continued to control access to the island while it removed unexploded ordnance. The island and its waters are managed by the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, and are held in trust for a future sovereign Native Hawaiian entity.
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Answers: Kauai -- 4, Niihau -- 5, Oahu -- 3, Molokai -- 3, Lanai -- 5, Maui -- 6, Kahoolawe -- 2, Hawaii -- 4.
Trask documents the rise of contemporary Hawaiian activism, initially a land-based struggle spearheaded in 1976 by the movement to reclaim Kahoolawe and by resistance to evictions, such as those at Sand Island in the seventies and the military-occupied Makua Valley in this decade.
The Northwestern Hawaiian islands and the islands of Niihau and Kahoolawe were ignored as having too few species.
began testing weapons on the red soil of Kahoolawe, an island sacred to Hawaiians, exploding everything from guided missiles to howitzers.
Lanai is truly a get-away-from-it-all kind of place, including the separate convention center located near Manele's tennis courts, where six meeting rooms (12,000 square feet total) offer panoramic views of Lanai's southern coast and the neighbor islands of Maui and Kahoolawe.
The shadow will envelop the Big Island (and the rather inaccessible southern tips of Kahoolawe and Maui), cross to Mexico, and end in eastern Brazil.
The county serves a population of 157,000 (11% of the state total) on the inhabited islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai and the uninhabited island of Kahoolawe.
Like any close relationship, it has sometimes been fraught with contention--the Massie Case, martial law, Kahoolawe, and more recently, Makua Valley and the Stryker Brigade.
The view from the terrain's gentle slope is sensational, too, the offshore waters punctuated dramatically by the islands of Kahoolawe and Lanai, the sliver of Molokini's volcanic cone and the hump of the West Maui Mountains.
The Native Hawaiian sovereignty movement first gained prominence in 1976, when activists occupied Kahoolawe, the island that the U.
And the Legislature requested the return of the island of Kahoolawe, a former Navy bombing range, to a future Hawaiian nation.
It leads 2 miles down the ridge between Hauola and Maunalei gulches to clear-weather views of Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Kahoolawe, and occasionally Hawaii.