A recent intensive search in the Savai'i
uplands confirmed that Manumea numbers are critically low and now there are plans to uplist them to critically endangered.
Such a distribution has been documented on the islands of Upolu and Savai'i
, but Olosega is the first settlement in American Samoa where clear indications of hierarchical leadership are present within the settlement pattern.
MRSA was isolated from 11% of participants from Upolu, but from only 3% of participants from Savai'i
Medical teams provided a wide variety of medical and dental services in programs on Apolima, Savai'i
, and Upolu, treating a total of 3,520 patients.
New Zealand student Chris Nel spent four hours in the water off Savai'i
island, before finally making back to shore.
But, with stops in far-away places with exotic names such as Apolima, Savai'i
and Upolu, the mission became "expeditionary" (read, remote).
Las Islas Samoa, estan constituidas por ocho islas, aunque el 96 % del territorio lo componen las dos mas grandes: Upolu y Savai'i
From Pago Pago, with its McDonald's, the five of us flew in a small plane to the main island of independent Samoa and then took a ferry to the far island of Savai'i
Below left: "There are only two tattooing `families' in Samoa -- one on the island of Upolu, one on Savai'i
," says Su'a Suluape Petelo, 47, pictured here with his family outside his home.
Another activist who leaves a living legacy is High Chief Fuino Senio of the Savai'i
Island of Western Samoa.
According to Shore (1982), during the 1970s, the 'aumaga in the village he studied in Savai'i
still functioned to do the bidding of thefono and it provided a route to matai titles through tautua.
O'meara's more than two years sojourn in the rural village of Vaega, on the south coast of the island of Savai'i
- and his 'inside' involvement as a participant observer - allowed him to collect a considerable body of information on village planters and village life in general.