The Coral Garden : Ofu and American Samoa

Approximately 3,500 years ago, a group of hardy sea-faring individuals arrived at the remote island chain we now know as Samoa by way of clever navigation using the stars, ocean currents, weather phenomena, bird migrations, and no doubt a huge amount of luck. According to oral accounts Samoa is the center of Polynesia, and it is from these islands that settlers departed for the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and Marquesas (and from there on to Hawaii). It wasn

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