In the contemporary, I notice that Hawaii has re-asserted power by re-naming the streets with Hawaiian names. The persistence of Hawaiian place names is an anti-conquest act that not simply glorifies but preserves and represents native Hawaiian history and culture. It pacifies colonization and puts power back into the hands of the local people. This re-articulation reminds us that
Reference: “The Aloha State” by RDK Herman; Annals of the Association of American Geographers 89(1): 1999.