Shark Attack! How did Ancient Hawaiians Capture Sharks?

Nowadays, the news reports the shark attacks in Hawaii beaches. But the ancient Hawaiians hunted sharks and treated them as gods.

Hawaiian shark hunters had to execute perfectly as one mistake could mean instant death. The New York Sun detailed their methods of capturing sharks: using hooks and nets, spearing the sharks, tying sleeping sharks with nooses, and luring sharks to shore. Would you believe that human flesh was used for bait?

Read more about how the Hawaiian shark hunters caught their sharks in “Stories of Hawaii Nei.”

“Stories of Hawaii Nei”
The Hawaiian gazette, September 2, 1902, Image 7


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