National Geographic : 1924 Feb
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS 127 ; - : - (ermadec is ---- Routes by which the Polynesians arebelieved *l*r to have entered the Pacific from India S\\ , -- - A few of the many recorded voyages ofPolynesians North .I) ® Communities of Polynesiansin Micronesia and 40 - 7; Melanesia 4 TASMANIA South hatam 500 o s 000 1 500 S000 2500 \t, h\ STATUTE MILES 130 150 170 170 150 130 110 Drawn by A. II . Bumstead MAP SHOWING THE PROBABLE MIGRATION ROUTES OF THE IAWAIIAN ISLANDERS FROM ASIA If those ancient Polynesian mariners could find the little Hawaiian Islands, which are more than 2,00ooo miles distant from the nearest starting base, it does not seem unreasonable to credit the supposition that some of them also voyaged occasionally to the American mainland. "The favorite queen applied to me for one of my dresses to wear on the occasion [of a great feast] ; but as it was among the impossibles for her to assume it, the request happily called for neither consent nor denial. She, however, according to court ceremony, so arranged a native cloth pau, a yard wide, with ten folds, as to be enveloped round the middle with seventy thicknesses. "To array herself in this unwieldy at tire, the long cloth was spread out on the ground, when, beginning at one end, she laid her body across it and rolled herself over and over till she had rolled the whole around her. "Two attendants followed her, one bearing up the end of this cumbrous robe of state and the other waving over her head an elegant nodding flybrush of beau tiful plumes, its long handle completely covered with little tortoise-shell rings of various colors. "Her head was ornamented with a graceful yellow wreath of elegant feathers of great value, from the fact that after a FATHER DAMIEN "The man who shut with his own hands the door to his sepulchre."-R . L. Stevenson.