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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Caption: The Japanese Zero fighter that crash-landed on Hawaii's Niihau island, after the pilot and an accomplice set it on fire.
(56.) 'The north wind of Wanaenohu/The north wind of Niihau', Lyons, 'The Song of Kualii', 166-7 (lines 160-1).
Hawaii is an archipelago with eight main islands, Hawaii (the big island), Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau and Kahoolawe.
The 6 BRFAs that were sampled are located off Niihau (BRFA B), Kaena (BRFA D), Makapuu (BRFA E), and Penguin Bank (BRFA F), in Pailolo Channel (BRFA H), and outside of Hilo (BRFA L).
arguta, is a common understory element in wet forests on all the main Hawaiian islands except Niihau and Kahoolawe.
It has eight main islands Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Big Island Hawaii.
(BISH 497314); Honolulu Co.: Oahu Is.: Makapuu Point, 8-X-1926, Degener & Horner 7119 (BISH); Kahakaaulana Is., Keehi Lagoon, 30-IV1978, Herbst & Walker 6077 (BISH); Kauai Co.: Lehua Is.: 18-20-IV-1931, Caum 3 (BISH); Niihau Is.: N.
Halaby's 1985 artist book "To Niihau from Palestine" expresses her sense of camaraderie with "native" Hawaiians.
Originally settled by Polynesians, Hawai'i became a monarchy between 1795 and 1810 when Kamehameha I consolidated his power over rival chieftains on his own Big Island (Hawai'i), Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau. Discovered for the Western world in 1778 by Captain James Cook, an English explorer, Hawaii became increasingly tied to the business and political interests of Americans and Europeans who settled there and gained influence with the Hawaiian monarchs.
NIIHAU, HawaiiAuTell people youAAEre going to Niihau, and they invariably exclaim, AoNo way!Ao Or, AoDo you know the Robinsons?AoYes, way, and I do not know the Robinsons.And even though now IAAEve been to Niihau, I canAAEt really say I know it either.But I do know that there are few places that I have anticipated visiting for as long and from which IAAEve come away so changed.Since my days as a child on Oahu, IAAEve known Niihau as the Forbidden Island.
Among them will be Niihau shell artists from Kauai.