Voyage to the moai of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Easter Island is world famous, but local people are only now reasserting control over their history.

Moai of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Waka Tapu, and the reclaiming of cultural heritage

Additional resources:

New York Times feature on Easter Island’s struggle with rising sea levels

UNESCO webpage for Rapa Nui National Park


Cite this page as: Dr. Wayne Ngata and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Voyage to the moai of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)," in Smarthistory, August 30, 2017, accessed October 3, 2023,