American Samoa Candidates for Governor, Election Race 2016

Presidential Election Day: Nov. 8, 2016

American Samoa Candidates
American Samoa Candidates for Governor
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American Samoa candidates for governor will be having their Democrat and Republican gubernatorial primaries in 2016:

American Samoa Governor Election Race

Democrat Governor and Lt. Governor Candidates

Lolo Moliga (Independent) & Lemanu Mauga (Independent)

Faoa Sunia (Independent) & Larry Sanitoa (Independent)

American Samoa Candidates for Congressional Delegate

Aumua Amata Radewagen (R)
Vaitanasa Salu Hunkin-Finau (D)
Tua’au Kereti Mata'utia Jr. (D)

History of American Samoa. Information that every American Samoan Election Candidates for Governor Should Know.

It's actually a testament to the Samoans' easy-going nature that missionaries, who arrived in the early 19th century, weren't killed immediately. Instead there were wholesale conversions, explained by the fact that Christianity and the old Samoan beliefs were not disimiliar and that the god Nafanua had - in a curious move by a deity - predicted the coming of a newer, better, stronger religion. The firepower and obvious wealth of the palagi (Europeans) was obvious and the enthusiastic embracing of Christianity may have had more to do with a pragmatic approach to the affairs of god and men than with blind faith.

Spreading the Good News of the Lord early in the 19th century was haphazard at best, with various independent zealots working the islands. This changed in 1836 when John Williams and Charles Barff became the first two men to take up official missionary positions in Samoa. Williams converted a large number of Samoans before ending up as a main course at a traditional Melanesian feast. But despite these occasional hiccups, the missionaries' influence was considerable and even today Samoa and nearby islands are known as 'the Bible belt of the Pacific'.