Social Studies Foreigners/Pacific Islanders Narrative
What is that?
Today is going to be a good day. My family is blessed and we are happy today. My name is Maya, my family includes my dad, mom, and two younger sisters. We appreciate everything that is given to us.
After me and my mom went on a swim like we usually do, we saw a ship in the distance. "What is that?" we both said. It was probably the gods we thought, so we quickly went to our hale.
I quickly ran into the house, thinking that the gods were going to come to our house and we could give them our peace offering. We made tea leaf baskets, head pieces, even food. We were excited, I was shaking!
To our surprise, the gods were white. They were coughing, and laughing, every islander looked at them in confusion. Who were they? What are they doing here? With all the noise and coughing, they were beginning to scare me.
It was a disaster. All of the houses burnt down, even my own. We all cried in vain, we all wanted mercy. So we fought back, in hope that we could claim our land back. After a few weeks, we changed, everyone began to believe in one god. And so did we. We lost our way of life.
We are all christian, we wear their clothes, and we talk their language now. I can barely remember my own. Plenty has changed since then. We changed because of the missionaries.
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