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The exploits of explorers like Vancouver, Bougainville, and particularly Captain James Cook captivated the imagination of the European and American publics, just as the moon landings would captivate the public imagination in the 1960s and 1970s. The results of these Western explorations were tragic in many ways, marking the beginning of violent, irreversible changes for the people of Hawai‘i. Yet for the people of Europe and America, these explorers were symbols of Western superiority, progress, and the spreading of “enlightenment” to the farthest, “darkest” corners of the globe.

The women used the familiar expression of mele and the defensive mechanism of humor to reassure each other of their own normalcy, placing the Westerners and the Northwest Native Americans together in the category of Other. But for all their merry mirth, Menzies makes it clear that Raheina and Tymarow endured illness while at sea, and pined for their families, for their home island, and for familiar comforts like poi, the famous Hawaiian dish made of fermented taro paste. Their melancholy even reached the point where a warm rain shower brought tears to their eyes, because, as they explained to Menzies, it reminded them of Niihau (Menzies, 133).

2000, 74). Nevertheless, he often had compassion for those who were unfortunate enough to be the subjects of British exploration, and he showed an appreciation for the native cultures of the Pacific, even if that appreciation was grounded in Western aesthetic biases. Banks, a member of the Royal Society, brought scientific rigor to the field of exploration, using draftsmen and artists to record images, documenting a wide range of natural and cultural subjects (Bernard Smith 1985, 6). A strong vein of Romanticism ran through his empirical observations, but it was this successful combination of “objective” science with an artist’s eye for humanity that made his writings so popular and influential in the West.

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