I definitely had my fill of Hawaiian history this trip. I'm glad it went like it did - a week of research, a week of exploring and then 2 days of what they wanted me to know.
One cool thing I took away from the Bishop Museum is that ancient Hawaiians had a name for every stage of the moon. And often, they would refer to their birthday by the moon they were born under.
How they ever memorized all the names, I will never know (there are 30 of them). And each day had very specific rules for their religion and their farming.
In contrast, I know the names of the following moon stages (from high school astronomy):
I wrote about a full moon once...
I even attempted to take some photographs recently with my mom's fancy camera.