American Samoa is a group of seven islands lying east of Western Samoa. The largest island is Tutuila, which has a beautiful natural harbor at Pago Pago. The humid climate is ideal for growing crops such as taro, pineapples, bananas, and coconut. This tropical climate also attracts a growing number of tourists, which helps to boost the economy. Polynesian people came to these islands 2,000 years ago. By the late 1800s, ships from the United States of America were using Pago Pago as a refueling stop.
The islanders granted trading rights to the United States, which took control of the...More