The last time I, personally, was travelling to the mainland from our little island of Tutuila, I was standing behind an older palagi (a person of European descent) woman who was beside herself in tears. She turned to me and offered, "This is the most beautiful place. I have never met such wonderful people. The whole time we were here we were treated like royalty. Really. Like royalty," she sobbed. She had experienced the kind of hospitality that the Samoans are famous for. traditionally, guests are treated as royalty. I'm not guaranteeing that you will be treated this way if you come our way, but you will definitely never forget our island and its people.



Bibliography
Craig, Peter. Environmental Trends in American Samoa. Year 2000. National Parks of American Samoa, 2000.
Samoa News, Tutuila's daily paper online. http://www.samoanews.com
Household Income: 2012 - Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr12-02.pdf
Recommended Reading
If you are interested in learning more about the Samoan culture, check out the novel My Samoan Chief by Faye Calkin. Not only does this book offer an insight into the culture from an outsiders perspective, but it is both heart warming and funny.
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