Noting Pu'u Loa petroglyphs. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Big Island. A walk through Hawaiian history. Hawaii is one of the most beautiful states in the U.S., although it was not always American. Its history is full of gods, warriors and kings, who reigned in the islands away from the Western world until 1778 that Captain James Cook 'discovered' the islands, taking with illnesses and laws that decimated the population soon stripping it of its ancient traditions . Text and Photos: Sergi Reboredo