Dating a somoan man
Archeologists place the earliest human settlement of the Samoan archipelago at around 2850 years before present.This date is based upon the ancient lapita pottery shards found throughout the islands; The oldest evidence being in Mulifanua.
Other Samoan folklore tells of the arrival of two maidens from Fiji who brought the tools necessary to create the art of tatau, or in English tattoo, whence came the traditional Samoan malofie (also known as pe'a for men and as malu for women).This was given by The Tongan King after having finally been driven out of Samoa. Godeffroy & Sohn expanded its trading business into the Samoan Islands, which were then known as the Navigator Islands.The title was amended as part of the more ancient royal courts and titles of Tui A'ana, Tui Atua. During the second half of the 19th century German influence in Samoa expanded with large plantation operations being introduced for coconut, cacao and hevea rubber cultivation, especially on the island of 'Upolu where German firms monopolized copra and cocoa bean processing.The United States Exploring Expedition (1838–42) under Charles Wilkes reached Samoa in 1839 and appointed an Englishman, John C. The islands were divided among the three powers in the 1890s, And between the United States and Germany in 1899.The First Samoan Civil War was fought roughly between 18, primarily between rival Samoan factions, although the rival powers intervened on several occasions with military forces.