Longboats with 40 rowers is the national sport of American Samoa
The history goe back to the 19th century copra trade. Lighters carried copra from isolated villages to the mothership. Samoan boat builders extended the boats until the whole village could fit in one boat.
In the Samoan islands long boat racing is a once a year sporting activity. 50 rowers in a boat race among as many as 12 competitors for the annual long boat, or fautasi, championship
An American Samoa traditional welcome includes jest, insults and hospitality; all a traditional ceremony
A traditional dance in American Samoa imitates swatting flies and mosquitos. In unison.