Samoa History factsHISTORY OF SAMOA facts
Secondary Samoa classes for children: History & Facts
Samoa is a small archipelago known as a tourist resort, but it is much more than just beautiful palms and sands. Read more about the history of Samoa and how it has become a member of the global fellowship today in this group. Imagine a better holiday than going to an isle' s sandy shore and play in the sea all the time?
The majority of humans can think of a flawless isle in the midst of an oceans, but these places are not just a postcard: they are true countries with humans, government and economy. An archipelagic state in the Pacific Sea, Samoa, is situated in an archipelagic area named Polynesia, which is part of a larger Oceania area, to which Australia also belongs.
The cradle of Polynesia is Samoa, since a Samoan Isle ('Savai'i) is home to all Polynesians who migrate to other parts of Samoa and Polynesia. Samoa's first humans came in large enough to cross the sea in rafts about 3,000 years ago.
It was from there that they expanded to new places and encountered new human beings, and the stories and stories of the peoples of Polynesia tell of these encounters. Samoans of old were living a lifetime of close ties with the sea and relying on it for transport, nutrition and commerce. Samoaners have also found out how to cultivate their own foods and how to cultivate their own banana, sweet potato and coconut.
Some 300 years ago, strangers began coming to Samoa. The Samoans greeted Europeans because they had new technologies and objects for trading. But there were more outside parties, not only from Europe, but also from the United States. You wanted to take over Samoa and turn many natives to Christianity.
Some Samoan chieftains for a while determined that this was a good way for them to take over, but in 1899 the United States and Germany shared Samoa without asking the Samoans what they wanted!