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Starmounds- tia se lupe
« on: January 26, 2009, 07:20:56 AM »
  Over 140 ancient mounds which date back to prehistoric times have been found in the  lowland forest areas throughout the Samoan archipelago.  Known as Starmounds because  of their star-shape appearance, their Samoan name (tia seu lupe) literally means ‘earthen  mound to catch pigeons’. For centuries, pigeon-snaring was the most cherished sport in  Samoa.  Hunters tested their skills in capturing the greatly prized pigeons in contests held  around the Starmounds.   

The pigeons and the traditions disappeared long ago, but the old stories keep them alive.


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