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Ancient Hawaiian Fishponds

Construction and Cultural Relevance

jessica silva

on 21 April 2013

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Transcript of Ancient Hawaiian Fishponds

Questions? Fishpond Overview Ancient Hawaiian Fishponds:
Construction and Cultural Relevance Loko i'a were used for the fattening and storing of fish for food and also as a source for kapu (forbidden) fish. Construction Features Mythology Shrines at fishponds honored Ku - god of war, fishing and canoe building - and his wife Hina. Cultural Relevance Important Article by. Jessica Silva
ENG200 The Makaha Hawaiians developed aquaculture to supplement their other fishing activities. Permanent fishponds guaranteed a food supply for the population in lean times and increased the wealth of the managing chief. Date back to the 14th century Ku-ula-kai built the first fishpond at Kaiwiopele in Hana on Maui. Legends also tell of menehune building fishponds, accomplishing their huge construction projects in a single night. In a culture that honored the earth's abundance, fishponds symbolized the connection Hawaiians forged between themselves, the `aina (land), and the akua (gods) Kapu usually forbade spitting, swearing, the presence of married or menstruating women, or the presence of maka`ainana not involved in cleaning or repairing the pond. Today restored fishponds can teach future generations about aquaculture 3 types of ponds: Freshwater, Brackish, and Saltwater These fishponds were labor intensive but provided for the people and pacified their deities; these Loko ia were and continue to be culturally and environmentally relevant to the Hawaiian people. Why is this topic important to me? Environment and Culture In the future I want to help rebuild and restore fishponds on Molokai.
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