While scholars debate the year, either 1778 or 1780; we know that Captain Cook first drifted into Kauaʻi’s history on Jan 19, 1778. En route from Tahiti, northwest to the continent of North America, he had a keen eye to find the fabled Northwest Passage. From that moment in time, destiny and the currents familiar to Polynesian seafarers drove the ships Discovery & Resolution, bearing a “new” world, to collide with the highly developed and ancient Hawaiian civilization.
Into this time and place Kaumualiʻi was born and raised to become the Aliʻi Ai Moku of Kauaʻi. Even within that isolated, stone age setting of the Hawaiian Archipelago, Kauai was unique unto itself. Surrounded by treacherous channels and thousands of miles of open seas, Kauai stood near other islands, yet isolated. Whether due to prophecy or geographic isolation, Kauai with its rich natural resources was not to be con-quered by Kamehameha or other island chiefs. The island essentially lived: Kauaʻi I Ka Maliē/ Kauaʻi in Peace & Calm.Learn more about KING KAUMUALIʻI