Captain Cook Killed by Hawaiian Warriors, Feb 14, 1779 – Warrior Publications


“In 1772, not satisfied by his previous exploits, Cook set out on a second voyage to look for the southern continent. His two ships sailed close to the Antarctic coast but were forced to turn back by the cold. They then visited New Zealand and Tahiti, returning to England in 1775.
Cook’s third voyage was to find the North-West Passage that was believed to link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Unable to find the fabled route, Cook took his two ships south and explored the island of Hawaii. Relations with the islanders were soured after the theft of a ship’s boat. On 14 February, 1779, Cook tried to take the local leader hostage. There was a scuffle and Cook was stabbed and killed.”

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