Samoan Chief

Tāgāti’a: Samoan Darts You Will Never See at the Pub, Bar, or the Olympics

The people of the Independent State of Samoa are known as the ‘happy people’ for their celebrations for nature and fun. Samoans will tell you their informal name ‘happy people’ comes from ‘aiga’, which means family; family is the general … Continue reading Tāgāti’a: Samoan Darts You Will Never See at the Pub, Bar, or the Olympics

Culture of American Samoans

Anthropology: Culture & Lifestyle of the American Samoans

Introduction to the American Samoan Louis de Bougainville discovered the existence of Samoan islands during the age of exploration. He referred to these islands as Navigator’s islands. The early documents about these islands sometimes refer to these islands as “Eastern … Continue reading Anthropology: Culture & Lifestyle of the American Samoans