Sarasota Sister Cities Association
Polynesian Cultures of the South Pacific
Raymond A. Young
The central Pacific Ocean was colonized by some of the greatest Navigators of all time, the Polynesians. The Polynesian triangle is defined by Hawaii, New Zealand & Easter Island, and includes Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti & the Marquesas.
Originally contacted by Captain James Cook during his three voyages to the region and the location of the Mutiny on the Bounty, fascinating stories abound from the region. The origins and unique culture of the Polynesians will be described, including their customs, ceremonies, food, & materials. Finally, the dramatic effect of European & American contact & occupation on the population and culture of the Polynesians will be revealed.
4:00 pm April 20, 2016
Audubon Nature Center
Celery Fields, 999 Center Rd & Palmer Blvd, Sarasota