Honokohau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Get Honokohau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park essential facts below. View Videos or join the Honokohau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park discussion. Add Honokohau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Honokohau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Honok?hau Settlement
Kaloko-Honok?hau National Historical Park
Honokohau Halau.jpg
Honok?hau H?lau
Honok?hau Settlement and Kaloko-Honok?hau National Historical Park is located in Hawaii
Honok?hau Settlement and Kaloko-Honok?hau National Historical Park
LocationHawaii County, Hawaii, United States
Nearest cityKailua Kona, Hawaii
Coordinates19°40?43.32?N 156°01?19.20?W / 19.6787000°N 156.0220000°W / 19.6787000; -156.0220000Coordinates: 19°40?43.32?N 156°01?19.20?W / 19.6787000°N 156.0220000°W / 19.6787000; -156.0220000
Area1,161 acres (470 ha)
ArchitectUnknown
Architectural styleDry stack masonry
Visitation153,584 (2012)[2]
WebsiteKaloko-Honok?hau National Historical Park
NRHP reference #78003148[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 10, 1978
Designated NHLDecember 29, 1962[3]

Kaloko-Honok?hau National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located in the Kona District on the Big island of Hawaiʻi in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. It includes the National Historic Landmarked archaeological site known as the Honok?hau Settlement. The park was established on November 10, 1978, for the preservation, protection and interpretation of traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture.

History

Kaloko and Honok?hau are the names of two of the four different ahupuaʻa, or traditional mountain-to-sea land divisions encompassed by the park. Although in ancient times this arid area of lava rock was called kekaha ʻaʻole wai (lands without water), the abundant sea life attracted settlement for hundreds of years.

Kaloko

Kaloko (meaning "the pond" in the Hawaiian language)[4] is a site of fishponds used in ancient Hawaii is on the North end of the park. The first reference to the pond comes from the story of Kamalalawalu, about 300 years ago. The kuap? (seawall)[5] is over 30 feet wide and 6 feet high, stretching for 750 feet. Constructed by hand without mortar, the angle and gaps between the stones deflected the surf better than many modern concrete seawalls.[6]

ʻAimakap? fishpond[7] is an important wetland area protecting native birds including the koloa maoli (Hawaiian duck, Anas wyvilliana), ʻalae keʻokeʻo (Hawaiian coot, Fulica alai), ?eʻo (Hawaiian stilt, Himantopus mexicanus knudseni), auʻkuʻu (black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax), among others. The area is currently under reforestation, after the removal of non-native invasive plants. [8] It was added to the Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

Honok?hau

Honok?hau means "bay drawing dew" and refers to the ancient settlement on the south part of the park. This area can be reached via trails from the park visitor's center, or from the small boat harbor access road on Kealakehe Parkway.[9] Features include loko iʻa (Ancient Hawaiian aquaculture fishponds), kahua (house site platforms), kiʻi p?haku (petroglyphs), h?lua (stone slides) and heiau (religious sites). The ʻAiʻopio Fishtrap is a 1.7-acre (0.69 ha) pond, with a stone wall forming an artificial enclosure along the naturally curved shoreline of a bay. Small openings allowed young fish to enter from the sea, but as they grew larger (or at low tide) they were easily caught with nets inside the trap as needed. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.[1]

Recreation

Several restored trails include about one mile of the M?malahoa Trail.[10] It was built in the mid-19th century, and evolved over the years into the Hawaii Belt Road which encircles the entire island. The coastal trail is part of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. The Honok?hau boat harbor provides a launching area for traditional canoes, fishing boats, Scuba diving and snorkeling tours of the area.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Honok?hau Settlement". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Hoyt Elbert (2003). "lookup of loko". in Hawaiian Dictionary. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press.
  5. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Hoyt Elbert (2003). "lookup of kuap?". in Hawaiian Dictionary. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press.
  6. ^ The Spirit of Kaloko brochure from National Park Service
  7. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel Hoyt Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (2004). "lookup of ʻAimakap?". in Place Names of Hawai'i. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press.
  8. ^ TREE Hawaii reforestation web site
  9. ^ Kaloko-Honok?hau National Historical Park on National Park Service official web site
  10. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel Hoyt Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (2004). "lookup of M?malahoa". in Place Names of Hawai'i. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Honokohau_Settlement_and_Kaloko-Honokohau_National_Historical_Park
 



 



 
Music Scenes