Hawaiian Culture Summary

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Culture Summary for Hawaiians As described by Linnekin and Bierle (2003), Hawaiians are a subsistence combination culture that are in the sub region off Polynesia. Hawaiians are indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands. They descended from Eastern Polynesians who originated in the Marquesas Islands. The current Hawaiian population is estimated to be 175,000 people. “Pure” Hawaiians, or people who are completely Hawaiian, consists of only about 9,000 people. Few Hawaiians can speak the Hawaiian language because it was suppressed in the mid-1900s. Most Hawaiians now speak Hawai’i island Creole, known as “Pidgin” by many who speak it. Today, most Hawaiians perform service jobs, such as being bus drivers. Not many Hawaiians represent upper-level jobs…show more content…
Due to the long daylight hours, Copper Inuit children tend to play outside for much of the traditional nighttime hours. Children are free to go wherever they want at all hours, and there are very few places in the village where they are not allowed to go. Children are not nearly as disciplined as adults, and tend to yell, scream, and play rough during community events. They run, throw things, and play tag at times that may be seen as inappropriate by some in other cultures. Children rely on each other heavily for play and entertainment, due to the fact that there are not very many other sources of entertainment. Children tend to go from one household to another with friends, and tend to watch a lot of television. Outside activities, include fishing, hunting, and hiking. Children do not limit themselves to age-restricted play. They will play with whoever is available to play at the time, regardless of their age. (Condon,…show more content…
As a young girl, I had many more chores to do than my younger brother did. I had to perform a variety of household tasks, such as cleaning the kitchen and doing laundry. The only chores that my brother did was assisting when there was yardwork or landscaping that needed to be done. This is similar to the Hawaiian culture. Girls are usually required to do more chores than boys and are responsible for inside chores, while boys are required to do outdoor chores. Additionally, when Hawaiian children become older, they are expected to help take care of their younger siblings. This parallels my experience as a child, as I was expected to help babysit and take care of my younger brother once I was old enough to do so. I was also required to be respectful and obedient to my
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