The island is also known as sacred Hawaiian island. Kahoolawe Island has historical importance because this island is used by United States army forces during World War 2. 1990 the US Navy abundant the island and stop the live bombing testing. Today Kahoolawe can be used only for native Hawaiian cultural, spiritual, and subsistence purposes. Kahoolawe has no permanent resident as per the bureau of census.
Kahoolawe Island is a silent volcano and the last volcano activity occur around a million year ago. In 1993, the Hawaiian State Legislature established the Kahoolawe Island Reserve, consisting of "the entire island and its surrounding ocean waters in a two mile (three km) radius from the shore". By state law, Kahoolawe and its waters can be used only for Native Hawaiian cultural, spiritual, and subsistence purposes; fishing; environmental restoration; historic preservation; and education. All commercial uses are prohibited.
Aside from the petroglyphs and archeological sites that managed to survive the bombing, the island offers a way of life that’s rooted in natural surroundings. Here on the shores of this “empty” island, the stars at night shine a little bit brighter and the waves lap a little bit louder, and an entire culture is filled with hope for what the island’s future might hold.
1. Photos of Kahoolawe Island: