In 1778 Captain James Cook arrived in Hawaii. He spent some time on a couple islands trading nails and iron for food and water. But he had another mission in mind, so left the islands.
He returned again in 1779 to Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island and was received by the Hawaiians as if he were a god. In fact, they thought he was Lono, the god of fertility and harvest. But when Cook failed to sail his ship through a storm and had to return to the island, the Hawaiians began to doubt he was a god.
Eventually, the strife between Cook and the Hawaiians ended in a battle. Captain James Cook was slain. Today you can find a monument where Cook died at Kealakekua Bay.
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