History of Medicine
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Hawaiian Star Compass
Select a category of knowledge recorded on the compass. First see the Hawaiian labels on the compass, and then for each category click “view English” to add blue English labels. Read more about the meanings of their Hawaiian names below the illustration.
Navigators use the horizon where stars rise and set as they do with Lā, Sun. The points where stars rise on the eastern horizon are marked on the start compass.
Credits: Hawaiian Star Compass, Copyright by C. Nainoa Thompson