Quote from Fornander’s Ancient History of the Hawaiian People

by Jim Morgan

During that long period, of which Nanaulu may be considered as the initial point, and extending for thirteen or fourteen generations, or between four and five hundred years, I find nothing in Hawaiian legends, except the bare genealogical tree, to indicate even the faintest ripple of national life and existence. If the epigram be true that “happy is the nation that has no history,” the Hawaiians must have been eminently happy during this period.