||Captain James Cook
On January 18, 1778, Captain Cook and his crew
stumbled upon the island of Kauai. Because of the immensity their ships
and their strange appearances, the natives thought he was the reincarnation
of their god Lono and treated Cook accordingly with respect and deference.
On his second trip back to the islands, conflict arose between the natives
and his crew and when a chief was accidentally killed by his crew members,
Cook was immediately seized. When a groan escaped from his lips, the natives
knew Cook was not a god and immediately killed him.