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Mass Burial of Hawaiian Warriors
Birth: unknown
Hawaii, USA
Death: 1790
Hawaii County
Hawaii, USA

In 1790, a large group of warriors and their families in service of the Hawaiian chief Keoua were marching past Kilauea volcano. At this time, the Kilauea volcano was experiencing a high level of volcanic activity. Keoua's army was split into three sections. As they were passing, a great mass of ash and cinders erupted from the volcano. In the front and rear columns, few were killed. But the middle column had been completely obliterated. When the other two columns saw their companions, it was reported that 'Some were lying down, and others were sitting upright clasping with dying grasp their wives and children and joining noses in affection as their final act. The only living being found with the group was a single, solitary hog. The survivors, in their panic, left the bodies as they lay, hurrying away from the volcano. When Keoua and his followers came back that path on their return journey they found their deceased friends as they had left them, exhibiting no other marks of decay than a sunken hollowness in their eyes; the rest of their bodies were perfectly preserved. They were never buried, and their bones lay bleaching in the sun and rain for many years before nature finally overtook them. The footprints from the surviving warriors are still preserved in the ground to this day. (bio by: Mongoose) 
Slopes of Kilauea Volcano
Hawaii County
Hawaii, USA
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Originally Created by: Mongoose
Record added: Dec 23, 2003
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Mass Burial of Hawaiian Warriors
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