Native Hawaiians are Polynesians who arrived from other Pacific islands, likely the Marquesas and Tahiti. There is some disagreement on on how; some historians believe that there was a Marquesan migration in the 3rd century followed by Tahitians in the 1300's, who invaded and displaced the original settlers.
Subsequently, one may also ask, when did humans settle Hawaii?
Hawaii - History and Heritage. The Hawaiian Islands were first settled as early as 400 C.E., when Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands, 2000 miles away, traveled to Hawaii's Big Island in canoes.
Who first inhabited Hawaii?
How did they discover Hawaii?
On January 18, 1778, the English explorer Captain James Cook becomes the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands when he sails past the island of Oahu. Resolution and Discovery and in 1778 made his first visit to the Hawaiian Islands.