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Inarajan (Inalåhan)

Inarajan Origin of village name in CHamoru The village’s CHamoru name, Inalåhan, probably refers to the åla or large woven coconut-leaf harvest baskets for which the village was noted. The…

Carolinians on Guam

…of CHamoru awareness of other peoples in the world despite the CHamoru traditional creation story that centers the origins of all human life upon Guam. Some of these people, after…

Suicide in Micronesia

…for suicide. Authors requested and will update. double byline with Workman and Rubinstein false Related Posts: Donald Rubinstein Randall L. Workman Folktale: Puntan Dos Amantes Envisioning the Past: Near Extinction…

Cynthia Johnston Torres

…Japan as an American prisoner of war during World War II, where he later died.  During his time as an American POW, Johnston kept a diary detailing the discomforts aboard…

Umatac (Humåtak)

Umatac ​Origin of village name in CHamoru The village derives its name from the word uma, which means to carry something on the back or a heavy load on the…

WWII: War Atrocities: Tinta and Faha Massacres, Malesso

…occupation of the island in World War II, Japanese soldiers massacred nearly fifty Chamorro men and women from Merizo in two separate confrontations in the Tinta and Faha areas just…

SMS Cormoran II Memorial

…Occupation of Guam in World War II, the Japanese transport vessel Tokai Maru was sunk almost directly above the Cormoran and now rests alongside the German ship, making this the…

Governor Charles Alan Pownall

and was awarded the Navy Cross. World War II During World War II, Pownall commanded the fast aircraft carrier Task Group 50.1 in the Pacific Theater. He was in command when it raided the Japanese positions on Tarawa in the Gilbert…

Lujan House

…Institute, one of the first private schools during Guam’s Naval Era, run by Nieves Flores. Archbishop Felixberto Flores (the first CHamoru archbishop), the first CHamoru Chief Judge Joaquin Perez, Governor…

Hagåtña Heritage Walking Trail

…fortifications built into the Hagåtña cliff line by the hands of Chamorros, who were forced into hard labor during the Japanese Occupation of World War II (1941-1944). As visitors walk…