HONOLULU (AP) — Bishop Museum is paying tribute to the first Polynesian to receive widespread recognition for his research and scholarship on Pacific cultures.

The Honolulu museum’s newly renovated Pacific Hall will showcase Sir Peter H. Buck, also known as Te Rangi Hiroa.

Buck served as Bishop Museum’s director for 15 years starting in 1936.

As director, he focused on the anthropology of Pacific people, their origins, language and material culture.

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