Hawaii's Rain Forests - maui-mike

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Iao Stream in the West Maui Mountains.

As part of his campaign to unite all the islands, in 1790, King Kamehameha I attacked Kahului village, driving the defenders up into the steepest parts of the valley. They were mercilessly slaughtered at a place called Kepaniwai ("the Damming of the Waters"), where the bodies of the fallen choked the Iao Stream, causing its waters to run red with their blood.

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