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Ancient Samoan History starts with the Manu'a Islands the MOA family & Tagaloa Family. Tagaloa Family & The Moa Family gave birth to the great Tui Manu'a Line of Rulers. The Tui Manu'a Line Of Kings were direct decendents of Tagaloa. The Manu'a Islands in Samoa were once the spiritual & ruling capitol of Polynesia. Tui Manu'a Kings also conquered & ruled other islands such Tonga, the Niuas/Niue, the Marquesas, Fiji, Rotuma, the Cook Islands, Uvea, Futuna, Tokelau, and Rurutu etc...... Many years later the seat of power of SAMOA shifted from Eastern SAMOA to Western SAMOA.

Just some History Facts of SAMOA

1) Pili from the Tagaloa Family of Manu'a traveled to Western Samoa and created the Tui Atua & Tui Aana Royal Line of Rule.

2) Tui Manu'a Tagaloa or Tae O Tagaloa of Manu'a created the Tui Tonga Royal Line of Rule. Tui Manu'a Tagaloa had a baby with a Tongan woman, Vaepopua. Their son Asoaitu or Ahoeitu grew up to become the first King of TONGA. (During Tui Manu'as rule in Tonga the Fale Faka Manuka which means Manu'a Houses were built during the 9th & 10th Century meaning Samoans from Manu'a were in Tonga many years before Tui Tonga Existed).

3) In Manua, the Moa title became synonymous with the Tui Manua title because the Moa family was the human ancestry of the first Tui Manua. But the link between the Moa and Tui Manua titles was officially sealed by the famous Tui Manua Alia twin brothers. These two sons of the Tui Manua Lelologa were born on the same day to two different mothers (tomasaga), hence their name Alia (double canoe).

The oldest brother Alia Matua was given the title Le Afio o Moa (The Presence of Moa). The younger brother Alia Tama was given the inferior title Le Alofi o Moa (The Circle of Moa).

Their were many conflicts between the 2 brothers so the oldest brother Tui Manu'a Alia Matua who was a great warrior & feared by many left Manu'a & travelled South ending up in RAROTONGA. Tui Manu'a Alia Matua who is known in the Cook Islands as Karika conqured & ruled Rarotonga giving birth to the Makea Karika Royal Line Of Rule.

4) Pili & Paao & their warriors of Savaii & Upolu left Samoa and landed in Hawaii later ruling hawaii giving birth to the Kamehameha Royal line of rule. (Not Sure yet if this Pili was the same Pili who left Manu'a).

5) Tuna & Fata of Western Samoa went to war against Tui Tonga. In defeating Tui Tonga & his warriors the WARRIOR title MALIETOA was born giving birth to the MALIETOA Royal line of rule.

I FEEL LIKE IM BRAGGING SO IM GOING TO STOP THEIR BUT JUST KNOW THAT SAMOA IS WHERE MANY KINGS OF POLYNESIA CAME FROM AND ALSO THE FIRST RULERS OF POLYNESIA.

SAMOA MO SAMOA



Sources:


1) http://www.samoaobserver.ws/index.php?v ... &Itemid=82
2) http://www.samoaobserver.ws/index.php?v ... om_content
3) http://planet-tonga.com/language_journa ... ndex.shtml
4) http://www.scribd.com/doc/3086236/the-k ... -and-samoa
5) http://www.scribd.com/doc/2883806/samoa ... rs-islands
6) http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Le ... 0804810326
7) http://www.ourpacificocean.com/cook_isl ... /index.htm
8) http://books.google.com/books?id=v50cAA ... ka&f=false

9) http://books.google.com/books?id=T5pPpJ ... re&f=false

10) http://books.google.com/books?id=LHyUEU ... ua&f=false

11) http://books.google.com/books?id=i-fWAA ... 27i+Pulotu
12) Dr. Augustin Kramer
13) Weisler & Kirch Archeologists
14) John Enright Historic Preservation Officer
15) http://books.google.com/books?id=ddF-AA ... Manuka&lr=
16) Nuama Organization - Ancient Tongan-Moana Fale & Ancient Faka Manuka Fale

17) Dumont DUrvilles report of his visit to Tonga in the 18th century,
depicting a fale Faka-Manuka or fale Manua which was adopted by Tonga from Manu'a in the late 9th or 10th century of the present era. In photographs of the 20th century Tongan houses recorded in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s, the buildings have lost much of the grace of the original form. Campbell (1992: 213) states that by the 1980s Few Tongans lived in traditional housing of the Fale Faka Manuka or Fale Manu'a.

18) Ata of Kolovai Tongatapu states Tui Tonga was the son of Tui Manu'a.
19) http://www.nps.gov/npsa/historyculture/toaga.htm
20) http://www.pacificislandtravel.com/samo ... in/tau.asp
21) http://www.janeresture.com/amsamoa/index.htm
22) http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-S ... d7-d7.html
23) http://www.ck/raro.htm
24) http://fonoti.wordpress.com/category/5-samoa-history/
25) http://polynesianlineage.tripod.com/kamehameha/
26) http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Legends-and-Myths-of-Hawaii/David-Kalakaua/e/9780935180862


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1. Tagaloalagi
2. Lu Fasiaitu (originated the: Moa, or Sa Moa)
3. Tui-Manu'a Moa, Tui-Atua, Tui-A'ana, Tui-Toga, etc.
4. The born of the chief title Malietoa from a dispute between one of the Tui-toga's and the Savea family with Tuna and Fata.
5. Warrior Goddess Nafanua, Tonumaipe'a

Here's the version about the Royal Family bloodline Genealogy and Succession Line to the titles as Tupu Tafa'ifa of Samoa:

(1) NAFANUAS VICTORY OF THE FOUR PAPA TITLES. Tuiatua, Tuia'ana, Gatoaitele, Vaetamasoalii. - (EARLY: 1500AD)
(after the other two wars for the two Royal Papa Titles of Tuiatua, and Tuia'ana by Nafanua and Tupa'i, So'oaemalelagi Levalasi's brother)
The Gatoaitele Title:
Then news came from Gatoaitele to bring support troops, that war was raging against Malie. But Tupa'i answered: I will not until i have heard Nafanua in Salafai. And so they went to Savaii, and Tupa'i spoke to Nafanua. Nafanua answered: Go, fight a war, I discussed the matter long ago with Gatoaitele. If our side wins, set up the government in Tanumafili, and Tupa'i is to stay there to give answers to Tuisamau's speeches. Let Tuisamau speak first in Malie, while no fono is to be opened by Auimatagi. And so the battle raged; Malietoa and Auimatagi were defeated while Gatoaitele and Tuisamau were the victors. The title Gatoaitele was also taken to Savai'i by Nafanua, while only the victors paraded around in Tuamasaga.

For the Vaetamasoalii Title:
Then came the cry from Satunumafono to Tupai for him to bring help in the war between them and Alataua. Also here Tupa'i said: First I have to hear Nafanua if she wants this or not. So Tupai went to Savaii and reported to Nafanua Satunumafonos complaints and pain. Then Nafanua said: Go, let war rage; if you are victorious, set up the government in Niusuatialemanu, and Tupai is to stay there and watch over the government and see to it that Satunumafono conducts itself properly. And so the battle raged, Alataua was defeated while Satunumafono erected its government. Then they took the title Tamasoalii to Nafanua in Savaii and the victors of the Satunumafono went around in Alataua. To these victors went Imoa in order to maintain a counter balance for Alataua. That is why here the people spoke first of Imoa the pitolua o Satunumafono.

Then Nafanua honours Sooaemalelagi Levalasi(a descendant of Nafanua, and founder of le "Aiga Salevalasi") the four high Titles and send Tupa'i to take the Titles to Sooaemalelagi Levalasi in Leulumoega so that her word be fulfilled which she spoke to establish the government in Leulumoega by the name of I'u mai Papa (the return of the Titles). But Levalasi answered: My soul feels a great love for my child, and she wish to bestowed the four Titles to her adopted daughter Salamasina. And so Salamasina received the four titles and became the first Queen Tupu Tafaifa of Samoa.
(So'oaemalelagi Levalasi are first cousins with Salamasina's father Tuia'ana Tamalelagi that he married for the tenth time to Salamasina's mother Vaetoefaga, the daughter of the Tui-Toga. And for Tuia'ana Tamalelagi's eldest son- "Alii o Aiga" name Tuala from his first marriage was the founder of le "Aiga Satuala") Note: - from here on, thus Samoa's traditional saying "Aiga e lua", - Le Aiga Pa'ia o Sa-Levalasi, ma le Aiga fa'alagilagi Le Aiga Sa-Tuala".

Queen Salamasina combined in her ancestry all the aristocratic lineages of Samoa: Tui-A'ana, Tui-Atua, Tui-Manu'a, Tagaloa, Tonumaipe'a, Vaetamasoalii-(Sanalala & Gatoaitele's daughter), as well as Tui-Toga, Tui-Fiti, and Tui-Rarotoga, was succeeded in a direct line of descent by a series of Tuia'ana from her father's.
The Royal Family genealogy succession line to held the titles from Queen Salamasina-(The first Tupu Tafa'ifa of Samoa) - Fofoaivaoese - Taufau and Sina - Faumuina le Tupufia - King Fonoti-(The second Tupu Tafa'ifa of Samoa).

(2) THE WAR OF LE TUPUFIA, OR PAEGAUO, FOR THE FOUR PAPA TITLES: Tuiatua, Tuia'ana, Gatoaitele, Vaetamasoalii. - (MID: 1600AD)
One of the early kings was Tuiaana Tuiatua Faumuina Le Tupufia. He had three children. The sons were named Fonoti and Vaafusuaga Toleafoa, and the daughter was named Samalaulu. They are Known commonly in traditions of Samoa as The Three of Faumuina. Each child was by a different mother, but Tuiaana Tuiatua Faumuina before he died, he did not declare a decree for a successor to rule on the throne. And intimately, this is why his three children, Fonoti, Samalaulu and Vaafusuaga Toleafoa entered into war to fight it.. the dispute was also taken up by their maternal relations that became so intense that war was raged to who will be King. And began the arise of famous family clans of Samoa such as Sa-Tuala, Sa-Levalasi, Sa-Asomua, Sa-Tago, Sa-Amituanai, Sa-Tunumafono. This is also why their father, or the title Faumuina is greeted as Le Tupufia. Tupufia, means or referred to of his children that they all wanted to be King!

The distribution in the war was about as follows:
With Fonoti: Fagaloa, Faleapuna, Falefa, Saluafata, Solosolo, Vaimauga, Faleata, Safata, Falealili, Fasitoouta, Falelatai, Manono, half of Lufilufi and of Leulumoega.
On the side of Vaafusuaga Toleafoa and Samalaulu were: Aleipata, Luatuanuu, Lepa, Lotofaga, Siumu, Faleula, Sagana, Saleimoa, Faleasiu and Samatau, also all of Savaii island through Vaafusuaga Toleafoas influence.

The end result of the War of le Tupufia between Fonoti and his step brother and sister, was that Samalaulu and Toleafoa were defeated while Fonoti was the victor. And the four high Titles was bestowed on to Fonoti as Tupu Tafa'ifa. Then so Toleafoa was taken to the island of Tutuila. The orator who was in exile with Toleafoa was Alipia Tausi mavaega. He lived on the island with the chief.

APPOINTMENT OF KING FONOTI'S GOVERNMENT:

The All Samoa fa'alupega from King Fonoti's Government since 1600AD: Tulouna a Tumua ma Pule, Tulouna Itu'au ma Alataua, Tulouna Aiga i le Tai, ma le Va'a o Fonoti.

Te'o: - O oe o le Anava o Taua, Ma lou Manu Samoa.
Fia'aitagata: - O au Suafa ia o Fatialofa, ma Auelua. O le a fai i laua ma Tulauniu o Atua, Punefu o Atua, Tootoo o le Tuiatua.
Mata'utia: - O le Vaa o Fonoti, O le Malu o Maauga Leulumoega, ma Lalogafuafua, Lufilufi. Fea, o le Vaa o Fonoti, O fea foi e Faaopea ia Atua le Fauono.
Molio'o: - O oe o le Vaa o Fonoti, O oe o le Too o le Fua.
Leutele - (Falefa); O oe o le Aai o le Tupu o Fonoti! Falefa (District), Sanone, Gagaemalae, Saleapaga, Sagapolu, Falevao, Sauago, Saletele, Uafato.
Tofaeono: - E Ono Pou o Lufilufi, Fitu ia te oe. E Iva Pou o Leulumoega, Sefulu ia te oe. E Fitu Pou o le Malietoa, Valu ia te oe. E Tolu Pou o Satunumafono, Fa ia te oe.
Ole Va'a o Fonoti: - Samamea, Maasina, Lona, Taelefaga, Salimu ma Maauga, Musumusu, Falefa, Sanone, Gagaemalae, Saleapaga, Sagapolu, Falevao, Sauago, Saletele, Uafato, Lalomauga, Manunu, Faleapuna, Lufilufi, Saluafata, Fusi, Salelesi Safanua, Fagaloa, Solosolo, Luatuanuu.
Tumua o Asiata: - O le a Falefa Tumua ia te oe (Sailiga Malo o Asiata ia Fonoti).

The Va'a o Fonoti District; comprises the village of Faleapuna and the sub district of Fagaloa, Safanua in the region of Atua became the naval war fleet in Fonoti's war of succession "The Vessel of Fonoti". People in these places not only sided with Fonoti but their fleets also contributed greatly to Fonoti's victory. And for the part they had played in the dispute and for contending with Manono, Sapapalii and Saleaumua in the fighting that took part on the sea. In reward King Fonoti Tupu Tafa'ifa designated them an independent political district in its own right.

Aiga I le Tai District; comprises the villages on the small island of Manono and Apolima, and their associated villages along the north western tip of A'ana district, they sided with Fonoti against his kin Va'afusuaga Tole'afoa and Samala'ulu, King Fonoti Tupu Tafa'ifa designated these villages an independent political district in its own right-thus the political district Aiga I le Tai, literally family on the seaward side.

Fonoti also granted Ulualofaiga complete power over Fagaloa District and in addition he gave Ulualofaiga the village of Amanave in Tutuila. This village is controlled in this manner right down to the present day and the authority as recognised by the American Government. Fonoti also conferred honours on Tofaeono, Aiono, Misa and the privilege of receiving food on Faleata. Le ava a Faleata e favalaaui, o Faleata o le Itu Autasi ia Lufilufi ma Leulumoega ma Tuisamau. And the saying O le sola a Faleata e sola ae vave mai. Additional honours given by King Fonoti - Faleata, already under Atiogie called Faleoo O Faiga Malo. Chief Aiono na tofia e le Tupu Tafaifa o Fonoti e tali ona lafo (toga) i soo se mea fai a Samoa, O le Laaufausia, ma lana Igoaipu o le Laveisela po o le Matamatamuliulu. - the chief Aiono of Fasitoo-uta may accept mats from public ceremonies as he is entitled to do so by ancient authority of the King Fonoti. Atamaioalii; is the Personal Servant of Tuiaana appointed by King Fonoti. It is said the first Atamaioalii came from Manulega, a former inland village near Palauli. Since he served well and skillfully, King Fonoti said, you can eat my things because you served me well. King Fonotis food was tabu for others. King Fonoti rewarded and conferred many more honours upon those chiefs and districts that had fought for him and such honours and privileges are honoured by the Tumua and Pule down to the present time.

Appointments by Fonoti's sister Samala'ulu from this war for:
Alipia: - O le matua na togi.
Tanuvasa: - O le itulua i ai o A'ana.

And then the Satunumafono people came to get Toleafoa and Alipia in Tutuila. So the ship arrived in Aleipata; Fonoti, who sojourned in Mulinuu in Lufilufi, heard that the Satunumafono people were bringing their son Toleafoa. Then the king wanted to see to it that his throne might not be overthrown again. So Fonoti said. to Atamaioalii: Friend, come and climb across to Aleipata, tell Toleafoa to come quickly, otherwise we will perhaps not see each other again, for I am weak in my sickness..

Atamaioalii went and said to Toleafoa: I came so that you might go to the kings sickness, he is very weak. Then said Toleafoa: I cannot; go back quickly, I am not going. Then Atamaioalii returned and said to the king: Toleafoa is not coming, he is angry. Meanwhile Toleafoa and Satunumafono went to Falealili. And Fonoti spoke once more to Atamaioalii: Come, go again, tell Toleafoa to come, for I am very weak in my sickness. If he does not come, we will never see each other again.

And so Atamaioalii went again and said to Toleafoa: I am here again by order of the king. Would you come to his sickbed, he is weak. If you do not come, you two will not see each other again. Then Talo in Falealili spoke as follows: Toleafoa, come, go to the sickbed of the king, so that you two will see each other once more. And so Toleafoa crossed the mountain range because Talo and Satunumafono wished that Toleafoa went so that he might see the king once more on his sickbed.

Then Toleafoa went and arrived at Lufilufi in Atua where the Palace of Mulinuu Lalogafuafua and Sepolataemo the royal seat of Lufilufi the Tumua the principal place. He sat down beneath the breadfruit trees and did not enter the house. So the king spoke: Be welcomed in the house so that we can confer well with each other. So Toleafoa said: Your pigeon flight and gentle winds descend upon me. I shall not enter your house except for the tumua. So Fonoti and the Tumua said: Welcome here in the house, let us confer with the king.

King Fonoti Tupu Tafaifa of Samoa his wish or mavaega with his brother:
So Toleafoa came and sat down by the in-between posts at the rear. Again the king spoke: Come, that I may determine our affairs so that your children and mine will fare well. The following were the words of Fonoti: The four high titles be for me and my children, while the title Tonumaipea be for you and your children, so that you will lead the aumaga. Therefore the aumaga shall be known to be sanctified. And because you have the title Tonumaipea, you shall sit on a mat, and only you alone shall sit outside on a mat, and the others of the aumaga shall be forbidden to sit down on a mat. When the kava chewing is over, all shall stand up with their kava bits and put them in the kava bowl; but for your kava bit someone else shall rise and take it there. Then let the kava bowl be brought and placed before you. If no king is announced by the tumua, you are to be Tuiaana aveau malaga and the words of the aualuma are to point to you. Your aualuma is to be cared for by Leulumoega, and Fasitootai and Fasitoouta are to protect them.

However, if you ever again reach for my things, you and your children shall be the prey of the creepers (in the grave) and water shall flow below you; if on the other hand I should reach for your things then I and my children shall be seized by the creepers and water shall flow under me.

(Fonoti, Muagututi'a, Seuta'atia, Nofoatolu at the Palace of Mulinu'u Lalogafu'afu'a Sepolata'emo in Lufilufi Tumua Atua, - Fonoti at le Aiga Pa'ia o Sa-Levalasi in Lotofaga Atua)

NOTE: It is believed and agreed you had to held all four high titles to be called King of Samoa. In Salamasina's Royalty case, her genealogy line is proven of Royal Bloodline aswell as held to the high titles..

FOR THE COLONIAL PERIOD ON POLITICAL HISTORY:

Fonoti Ioane Brown of Lotofaga(King Fonoti line) at le Aiga Pa'ia o Sa-Levalasi i Lotofaga Atua. B-1901/ D-1974: MAU & Govt from 1935 to 1957.
In 2003, A Major Global Recognition for Fonoti of Western Samoa. The Book: The Evolution of International Human Rights; Visions seen; by Regents Professor Paul Gordon Lauren. Edition 2.
(Chapter 6: P. 176) Peace and a Charter with Human Rights: "Thus, many victims in the west began to join with many others like Gandhi in India, Ho Chi Minh of Indochina, Nkrumah and Kenyatta of Africa, Carlos Romulo of the Philippines, and Fonoti of Western Samoa in regarding the right of self-determination as absolutely necessary for international peace".
(P. 207) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "In this regard, they strongly criticized a number of the early draft proposals from the colonial powers, but praised the commitment from the New Zealand that its agreement with Western Samoa would be 'in effect a self-contained Bill of Rights for the inhabitants." - (Regents Professor Paul Gordon Lauren: World Peace and Freedom 1945: Nobel Peace Institute and the United Nations)

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Manuatele wrote:

Ancient Samoan History starts with the Manu'a Islands the MOA family & Tagaloa Family. Tagaloa Family & The Moa Family gave birth to the great Tui Manu'a Line of Rulers. The Tui Manu'a Line Of Kings were direct decendents of Tagaloa. The Manu'a Islands in Samoa were once the spiritual & ruling capitol of Polynesia. Tui Manu'a Kings also conquered & ruled other islands such Tonga, the Niuas/Niue, the Marquesas, Fiji, Rotuma, the Cook Islands, Uvea, Futuna, Tokelau, and Rurutu etc...... Many years later the seat of power of SAMOA shifted from Eastern SAMOA to Western SAMOA.

Just some History Facts of SAMOA

1) Pili from the Tagaloa Family of Manu'a traveled to Western Samoa and created the Tui Atua & Tui Aana Royal Line of Rule.

2) Tui Manu'a Tagaloa or Tae O Tagaloa of Manu'a created the Tui Tonga Royal Line of Rule. Tui Manu'a Tagaloa had a baby with a Tongan woman, Vaepopua. Their son Asoaitu or Ahoeitu grew up to become the first King of TONGA. (During Tui Manu'as rule in Tonga the Fale Faka Manuka which means Manu'a Houses were built during the 9th & 10th Century meaning Samoans from Manu'a were in Tonga many years before Tui Tonga Existed).

3) In Manua, the Moa title became synonymous with the Tui Manua title because the Moa family was the human ancestry of the first Tui Manua. But the link between the Moa and Tui Manua titles was officially sealed by the famous Tui Manua Alia twin brothers. These two sons of the Tui Manua Lelologa were born on the same day to two different mothers (tomasaga), hence their name Alia (double canoe).

The oldest brother Alia Matua was given the title Le Afio o Moa (The Presence of Moa). The younger brother Alia Tama was given the inferior title Le Alofi o Moa (The Circle of Moa).

Their were many conflicts between the 2 brothers so the oldest brother Tui Manu'a Alia Matua who was a great warrior & feared by many left Manu'a & travelled South ending up in RAROTONGA. Tui Manu'a Alia Matua who is known in the Cook Islands as Karika conqured & ruled Rarotonga giving birth to the Makea Karika Royal Line Of Rule.

4) Pili & Paao & their warriors of Savaii & Upolu left Samoa and landed in Hawaii later ruling hawaii giving birth to the Kamehameha Royal line of rule. (Not Sure yet if this Pili was the same Pili who left Manu'a).

5) Tuna & Fata of Western Samoa went to war against Tui Tonga. In defeating Tui Tonga & his warriors the WARRIOR title MALIETOA was born giving birth to the MALIETOA Royal line of rule.

I FEEL LIKE IM BRAGGING SO IM GOING TO STOP THEIR BUT JUST KNOW THAT SAMOA IS WHERE MANY KINGS OF POLYNESIA CAME FROM AND ALSO THE FIRST RULERS OF POLYNESIA.

SAMOA MO SAMOA



Sources:


1) http://www.samoaobserver.ws/index.php?v ... &Itemid=82
2) http://www.samoaobserver.ws/index.php?v ... om_content
3) http://planet-tonga.com/language_journa ... ndex.shtml
4) http://www.scribd.com/doc/3086236/the-k ... -and-samoa
5) http://www.scribd.com/doc/2883806/samoa ... rs-islands
6) http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Le ... 0804810326
7) http://www.ourpacificocean.com/cook_isl ... /index.htm
8) http://books.google.com/books?id=v50cAA ... ka&f=false

9) http://books.google.com/books?id=T5pPpJ ... re&f=false

10) http://books.google.com/books?id=LHyUEU ... ua&f=false

11) http://books.google.com/books?id=i-fWAA ... 27i+Pulotu
12) Dr. Augustin Kramer
13) Weisler & Kirch Archeologists
14) John Enright Historic Preservation Officer
15) http://books.google.com/books?id=ddF-AA ... Manuka&lr=
16) Nuama Organization - Ancient Tongan-Moana Fale & Ancient Faka Manuka Fale

17) Dumont DUrvilles report of his visit to Tonga in the 18th century,
depicting a fale Faka-Manuka or fale Manua which was adopted by Tonga from Manu'a in the late 9th or 10th century of the present era. In photographs of the 20th century Tongan houses recorded in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s, the buildings have lost much of the grace of the original form. Campbell (1992: 213) states that by the 1980s Few Tongans lived in traditional housing of the Fale Faka Manuka or Fale Manu'a.

18) Ata of Kolovai Tongatapu states Tui Tonga was the son of Tui Manu'a.
19) http://www.nps.gov/npsa/historyculture/toaga.htm
20) http://www.pacificislandtravel.com/samo ... in/tau.asp
21) http://www.janeresture.com/amsamoa/index.htm
22) http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-S ... d7-d7.html
23) http://www.ck/raro.htm
24) http://fonoti.wordpress.com/category/5-samoa-history/
25) http://polynesianlineage.tripod.com/kamehameha/
26) http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Legends-and-Myths-of-Hawaii/David-Kalakaua/e/9780935180862


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ARTICLE (1.)
Aid money not spent on loan:

Lalomanu has rejected claims aid money given to their village has been used to pay a debt they owe.
Talk is widespread a $53,000 gift from the American Samoan village, Fiti-uta, in tsunami-aid was used to pay a loan for the church at Lalomanu.
Yesterday, Lalomanus paramount chief, Fuataga Kasimani Lautusi said this didnt happen.
It didnt happen, but it nearly did, Fuataga said.

The highest ranked matai of Lalomanu was in the United States for a funeral when he got word of an intention to use the gift from Fiti-uta to pay the debt to a company hired to build a church hall.
I put a stop to it, he said.

The money from Fiti-uta is laying in the bank.
Convinced the money had been used to pay the debt several members of the public with links to Lalomanu called Samoa Observer, outraged at the idea.
Asked about the notion that once a gift is given the receiver decides what to do with it, Fuataga disagreed.

The spirit in which the gift was given must be considered, he said.
It was given specifically to help Lalomanu recover from the tsunami not for anything else.

Fiti-uta knew they were building a hall but gave no money for it, said Fuataga.
But when the tsunami struck they came with assistance, he said.

To use the money for another purpose would have jeopardised the trust of Fiti-uta, he said.
He said there is already a repayment plan in existence for their loan.

Located in the Manua Islands, Fiti-uta is the only village in American Samoa, to extend Lalomanu tsunami-related assistance.
There is a traditional connection with Fiti-uta, said Fuataga.

It dates back to ancient times to do with relations between Tui Manua and Tui Atua.
Fuataga did not elaborate on the unique link.
He indicated it was privileged information.


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On November 2, 1977, When the Head of State Malietoa Tanumafili (ii), invited by the Governor, paid his first official visit to American Samoa, he was given a cold reception in Manua. Only chiefs and orators of Tau met him on arrival. Head of State Malietoa Tanumafili (ii) was not presented the first cup at the kava ceremony, and the visitors speech in reply to the hosts welcome speech was cut short by the village orator. No reasons were given for the uncharacteristically rude reception, but one report said that the differences were longstanding, had originated hundreds of years ago and had a traditional basis.

My point in balded, evidence of truth and differences..

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Falepuavave wrote:

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Aid money not spent on loan:

Lalomanu has rejected claims aid money given to their village has been used to pay a debt they owe.
Talk is widespread a $53,000 gift from the American Samoan village, Fiti-uta, in tsunami-aid was used to pay a loan for the church at Lalomanu.
Yesterday, Lalomanus paramount chief, Fuataga Kasimani Lautusi said this didnt happen.
It didnt happen, but it nearly did, Fuataga said.

The highest ranked matai of Lalomanu was in the United States for a funeral when he got word of an intention to use the gift from Fiti-uta to pay the debt to a company hired to build a church hall.
I put a stop to it, he said.

The money from Fiti-uta is laying in the bank.
Convinced the money had been used to pay the debt several members of the public with links to Lalomanu called Samoa Observer, outraged at the idea.
Asked about the notion that once a gift is given the receiver decides what to do with it, Fuataga disagreed.

The spirit in which the gift was given must be considered, he said.
It was given specifically to help Lalomanu recover from the tsunami not for anything else.

Fiti-uta knew they were building a hall but gave no money for it, said Fuataga.
But when the tsunami struck they came with assistance, he said.

To use the money for another purpose would have jeopardised the trust of Fiti-uta, he said.
He said there is already a repayment plan in existence for their loan.

Located in the Manua Islands, Fiti-uta is the only village in American Samoa, to extend Lalomanu tsunami-related assistance.
There is a traditional connection with Fiti-uta, said Fuataga.

It dates back to ancient times to do with relations between Tui Manua and Tui Atua.
Fuataga did not elaborate on the unique link.
He indicated it was privileged information.


ARTICLE (2.)
On November 2, 1977, When the Head of State Malietoa Tanumafili (ii), invited by the Governor, paid his first official visit to American Samoa, he was given a cold reception in Manua. Only chiefs and orators of Tau met him on arrival. Head of State Malietoa Tanumafili (ii) was not presented the first cup at the kava ceremony, and the visitors speech in reply to the hosts welcome speech was cut short by the village orator. No reasons were given for the uncharacteristically rude reception, but one report said that the differences were longstanding, had originated hundreds of years ago and had a traditional basis.

My point in balded, evidence of truth and differences..






What exactly is your point? That you invite people as your guests and when they accept, you insult them in turn? Nice.....

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