Hawaii before imperialism (800 A.D - 1778 A.D)
It is believed by many historians and archaeologists that the first settlers in Hawaii were Polynesian islanders from the Marquesas islands that arrived in Hawaii between 300 A.D and 800 A.D. There was a second migration by Tahitian, Bora Bora and Raiatea islanders who also settled in Hawaii in the 1000s. These settlers brought their culture with them and any necessary item for colonization. They brought with them livestock, clothing, religion, plants, and mammals such as pigs, dogs and chickens. The islanders built their homes which were called Hale and also built temples known as the Heaiu. The islanders followed a religion which was also considered a lifestyle called Kapu. This religion was polytheistic which meant they had a God for almost every natural element and it also believed in human sacrifice. The priests were called Kahuna and the leaders were called the Ali'i who were realm chiefs and claimed they had a divine power called Mana. Society used to be organized in a caste system who lived under the Kapu code. This code told the islanders when to fish, make war and also told them how to eat. In 1778, Hawaii was discovered by Captain James Cook of Britain and gave awareness to the rest of the world.
Native Hawaiians practiced human sacrifice before imperialism to satisfy their gods in their Kapu religion/lifestyle.